It’s that time of year once again when we all sit around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by friends and family, giving thanks for all our blessings. One thing we here at Science Care are thankful for is how far the practices and advancements in medicine have come since the Victorian Era. In the overall grand scheme of things, the 19th century wasn’t that long ago, but from a medical perspective, it might as well have been the dark ages. In the Victorian era (pre-modern medicine), often the treatments did more to kill patients than the disease itself. Medical education was limited and although the medical field was beginning to get a better understanding of cells and viruses, most often doctors had no idea what caused many of the diseases and inflictions of the time.