Medicine: Top of the Decade: Medicine

> The Pill approved for U.S. prescription use as oral contraceptive, 1960.

> Treatment of kidney disease by transplantation and routine dialysis, 1960.

> Oral polio vaccine, 1961.

> Vaccines against common ("red") measles, 1963.

> L-dopa as a nonsurgical treatment for parkinsonism, 1966.

> Medicaid (in some states) and Medicare, 1966.

> Enzyme treatment (1-asparaginose) for leukemia, 1967.

> Transplantation of the first human heart, 1967.

> "Reverse vaccination" at the time of a woman's first delivery to ward off future Rh incompatability crises, 1968.

> Vaccine against German measles (rupella), 1969.


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