Industrialization Drives Advancement
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Despite harsh health conditions, industrialization eventually led to advancements in medicine to address the harmful effects brought about by living in densely populated areas.
Industrial workers lived in confined living spread disease easily, which in turn brought sanitation to the forefront
In 1845, the Massachusetts Sanitary Committee was formed and John Griscom published a paper addressing sewage and water treatment
Alexander Fleming, the scientist that discovered penicillin in 1928
In 1843, Oliver Wendell Holmes published the first paper that offered the suggestion that doctors wash their hands between dealing with patients.
These events were followed by many important advancements like filtration of drinking water, treatments for cholera and typhoid, as well as the discovery of penicillin
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