Last week we looked at the beginnings of our present-day healthcare system from a couple of standpoints.
One of our first national healthcare proponents, Teddy Roosevelt, got his job after his boss got shot and that tragedy left a mark on the man. At the same time, the science of medicine was rapidly evolving and became more specialized. Prior to this period you would have to get a barber to apply leeches to your wounds. Now, you needed to find a zoologist to do it.