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What A Difference 100 Years Makes!

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This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! (of course, that isn't saying much :)

The year is 1905. One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1905:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee each were more heavily populated than

California.

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the

Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year,

a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per

year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical

schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had only 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska

hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner

drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

And I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it in a matter of seconds! Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

Disclaimer: Interesting Statistics, Assumed Factual, Not Verified.

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Just reminds me of a report I did in Jr. High on George Washington. He died of "chronic diarrhea" and had wooden teeth.

Hmm... <_<

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Just reminds me of a report I did in Jr. High on George Washington. He died of "chronic diarrhea" and had wooden teeth.

Hmm... <_<

Nancy

Bad teeth and bad tummy ... hmmm, glad we live today!!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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and one more...

insulin hadnt been discovered yet.

Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) was terminal and meant certain death


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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I wouldn't doubt it--along with all the thousands of others who were dying of the puzzling, wasting illness they simply called "consumption"!


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Consumption is tuberculosis. Most cases of diarrhea were because of dysentry, cholera and other microbial water-borne illnesses. I'm glad to be living in a country/century where water treatment is almost universal.

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...Perhaps much of the diarrhea was due to gluten intolerence, too...After all, a lot of it nowadays is likely due to undiagnosed celiac, and we KNOW about the disease!


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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