The breakthroughs in medical science are by far the most significant advances in world society over the last two centuries. Discuss this statement and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Over the
last
two
hundred years, there have been many changes to society in nearly all aspects of people’s
lives
. Medical science has advanced beyond recognition and it can be argued that
this
has been the most significant change. The
last
two
centuries have witnessed
great
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advances
of the industrial revolution. Automation, machinery and various technologies have revolutionised the way people live, work, play and travel. Society has now many things that make people’s
lives
easier and more enjoyable, including cars, planes, computers and telephones to name only a few. It is quite clear that these
advances
are phenomenally significant in most people’s
lives
today. Medical science has
also
been revolutionised. The three principal challenges facing surgery, which were pain, infection and bleeding, have all been overcome, allowing the
lives
of millions to be saved. The discoveries of vaccines to deal with the great killer diseases of history
also
took place over the
last
two
centuries. Probably billions of people who would have died from diseases
such
as smallpox, tuberculosis, diphtheria and tetanus have all been saved.
In addition
to
this
, medicine now has
such
an advanced knowledge of human body systems that doctors can cure or heal a wide range of ailments that would in the past have been fatal or extremely debilitating. It is
also
likely that the
next
century will see similar significant
advances
. In conclusion,
although
there have been many different
advances
in society over the
last
two
hundred years, the fact that so many people have had their
lives
saved or improved by medical breakthroughs makes it seem incontrovertible that it is these medical
advances
that have been the most significant.

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