Conventional Medical Contributions to Mankind

De Kruif, Paul  Microbe Hunters  Germ theory is confirmed showing central role of bacteria in may ailments. 
Inspired many men to become doctors.
Hager, Thomas    The Demon Under the Microscope 
Story of use of sulfa drugs to combat wound infection in WW 2 & the lack of them in prior wars.


Eric Topol M.D. - The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the… - READ online -
"Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone. We can already continuously monitor our heart rhythm, blood glucose levels, & brain waves while we sleep. Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine—the stethoscope. DNA sequencing, Facebook, & Watson supercomputer have already saved lives. For the 1st time we can capture all the relevant data from each individual to enable precision therapy, prevent major side effects of medications, and ultimately to prevent many diseases from ever occurring. Yet many of these digital medical innovations lie unused because of the medical community’s profound resistance to change." 3/19/2012