In 1916 only 14 per cent of all homes in the US had a bathtub. The speed limit in most cities was 10mph. One in 12 people had a telephone. And it wasn’t very mobile.
Marijuana, heroin and morphine were available over-the-counter at your local drugstore. The Eiffel Tower was the world’s largest structure. A loaf of bread cost seven cents. There were 230 murders in the whole United States.
In the health world, 95% of births took place at home. The world’s first blood transfusion was carried out. And incredibly, ninety per cent of all doctors did not have a degree. Ninety per cent! The five leading causes of death were pneumonia and the flu, tuberculosis, diarrhea (dysentery), heart disease, and the stroke.
What was the average life expectancy for a man 100 years ago? Just 47 years.
So we’ve come a long long way in 100 years.
Big Pharma now own our governments.
Big food has gifted us the obesity epidemic.
Vaccines are forced upon us and are killing our children.
Toxins in our food, air and water are rising exponentially.
And we spend way more on war than would eradicate poverty worldwide for decades.
Halcyon Days? I’d love to know your thoughts.