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Living Longer, 1954. (People's Century.)

With the advent and widespread use of penicillin during the Second World War and a greater understanding of microbiology, astonishing advances in Western medicine and public health followed as age-old diseases were systematically tackled in the United States and around the world. Millions hoped that new medical technologies would offer them better health--and longer lives. 1997. 56 min.