1918 Spanish Flu

1918 Spanish Flu

It is estimated that between 50 and 100 million people died worldwide during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. It was a devastating global event that reminds us that a pandemic can happen at any time and change life as we know it forever.

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Bariatric Surgery

From the first attempts to do it in the 1950s to modern day techniques, bariatric surgery has always been controversial.

Bubonic Plague Grave

Bubonic Plague

A bubonic plague timeline, from a possible epidemic in 430 B.C. through the devastating plague years of the Middle Ages to sporadic present day cases.

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Contact Lenses

Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to think of putting a corrective lens directly on the eye. Since then, contact lenses have become a mainstay of many people’s daily routine.

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Breast Implants

Ever since the first breast reconstruction in 1895, fake boobs have come a long way and become a bigger (if not better) part of society. Here’s our history of breast implants.