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This illustration made available by the New England Journal of Medicine shows a diagram of a human heart for the article "Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart and Lungs" by John C. Warren in the April 1, 1812 issue of the journal. Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago. No stethoscopes, antibiotics, X-rays or vaccines. Bloodletting was a common treatment. If you had a heart attack or a stroke, doctors put you in bed and hoped for the best. Into this medical dark age, two Boston doctors brought a beacon of light. Two centuries ago, they started what is now the New England Journal of Medicine with the idea that science should guide care medical treatment. (AP Photo/New England Journal of Medicine)

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Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.. No stethoscopes, antibiotics, X-rays or vaccines. Bloodletting was a common treatment. If you had a heart attack or a stroke, doctors put you in bed and hoped for the best. If you

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