When did the age of modern medicine begin? It’s hard to put your finger on but medical advancements did not occur all at once. Furthermore, what is meant by modern medicine? One fairly common definition that I would use is the point at which medicine stood a better chance of helping patients than harming them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with ensuring the safety and effectiveness of drugs, and medical devices in addition to food and cosmetic safety. One thing the FDA is not responsible for is regulating the practice of medicine. The following is from an FDA Q & A website:
On January 2nd I wrote about an electronic health records (EHRs) suite designed for mental health counselors. I even joked that perhaps a future version would include a mental health counselor chatbot. The following is what I had to say on the matter:
Lead is a known health hazard in brain development of children. The United States began doing away with leaded auto gasoline in the 1970s. The Clean Air Act of 1970 phased out leaded gasoline but there were also efforts to rid paint, plumbing and food cans of lead. However, there is one fuel that continues to use lead. Most of the aging fleet of general aviation aircraft use avgas that is 100 octane low lead or what’s called 100LL.