From typhus and smallpox to brain scans and heart transplants, medicine advanced in leaps and bounds in just 100 years. This course touches on some of the most miraculous medical advancements of the 20th century, such as antibiotics, vaccinations and the establishment of our modern healthcare system.
Public Health Specialist
Elizabeth has 13 years of experience working in public health and health education. She graduated from the CUNY Hunter College School of Public Health in New York City with a Master's degree in Community Health Education.
What risks are associated with vaccination?
Any ingredients that are in vaccines are in such small amounts that they rarely ever cause any kind of adverse effect. In fact, Dr. Sanjay Gupta famously said that you are 100 times more likely to get hit by lightning than to have an adverse reaction to a measles vaccine.