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A Simpler Time for Healthcare in America?

The other day I got caught up viewing healthcare related TV commercials from the 50s and early 60s. Some might say it was a simpler time in healthcare. But was it really? Ronald Reagan was busy speaking out again the evils of socialized medicine; the Kaiser Foundation was introducing the hospital of tomorrow; and the government was producing public service announcements warning citizens of fraud in the medical device market. Check out some of the commercials below and let me know your thoughts on this simpler time in our nation’s history.

Dream Hospital

1950s Band-Aid Commercial

Food & Drug Administration 1950s Public Service Announcement

More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

2 comments on “A Simpler Time for Healthcare in America?

  1. Joel Cessna

    This is great Dan! It certainly is amazing the how technology has changed as well as expectations. I think no matter what decade you are in, healthcare will always have its inventions as well as challenges. Even back then I would venture to guess that healthcare professionals nor consumers would have considered it simple. To us today it certainly looks that way though! To think…Camel cigarettes getting doctors to promote their product…wow. Thanks for sharing.

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