In an era where flu shots are available at the corner pharmacy, polio is just a five-letter word and health care spending exceeds $2 trillion, it’s important to reflect on how we got here—and its implications for what’s to come.
As you browse this interactive timeline, you’ll embark on a journey through an adaptation of the former North Carolina Museum of History exhibit, "Health and Healing Experiences in North Carolina."
North Carolina’s history shows that we can overcome vast public health challenges by working together. Perhaps in our lifetimes cancer will be eradicated just as smallpox once was. By sharing the past, we hope to inspire the future.
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