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    Health Trends, Age & Disease In The US Population (1953)

    This episode of the Longines Chronoscope deals with the issues of modern medicine and research. The guest on this episode, C. J. Van Slyke, Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health, stresses the fact that most of the diseases that afflicted populations in the 20th century have been eradicated except for tuberculosis. He also says that people are now living longer and thus, more medical problems arise that we need to solve. Countless problems ranging from arthritis to heart disease still affect modern America today. The 57 million dollars the federal government spent on research is mind boggling. Mental illness plays a major role in the spending as well - a billion dollars worth. See the full length video at: