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I was surprised that Antibiotics were not on the list- covering discovery/research, innovation, access for all, stewardship, resistance; and addressing humanity's biggest and oldest killer.
"Doctors have voted antibiotics as the most important medical development in the last 50 years in a poll organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).
The poll was conducted to mark a forthcoming RCPE conference celebrating five decades of medical achievement . The RCPE has a widespread membership throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally and surveyed its members on the Top 20 most important medical developments to have occurred in the last 50 years. Antibiotics came first in the poll when analysing the results from a Scottish, UK and worldwide perspective."