Getting Better: 20th Century Hospital Health Care in Canada

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Introduction

Learn about the past and present instruments used to treat patients for a wide variety of ailments and how they have evolved with new science and technology. When it comes to finding information on everything from digital imaging to anesthesia, surgery to the morgue, Getting Better provides everything you need to know about hospital health care in Canada and the equipment used.

Welcome to the Getting Better hospital, where not only the patients get better, the technology and treatments do too.

Over time, the instruments that doctors and nurses use, the treatments they give, and even the buildings they work in, have changed. In some ways, the people and things in hospitals have obviously become "better." In other ways, progress is not so clear. One thing is certain, though: there is always room for improvement.

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