Week 2 History of global health


In Chapter 2 we reviewed the world of illnesses and practices put in place to protect the healthy rather than cure the ill. In 1730 John Gay suggested we move to being healthy and happy and away from pain and suffering. This can be seen as the starting point of changing how we think about health in civilized societies.  Discuss a current medical practice or illness where these ideas still hold true. Include the following in your discussion:

  1. Is there a practice that protects the healthy rather than cures the illness today? Describe?
  2. Does current society still move in the pursuit of happiness? Explain.