Knowing as much as I do about the 1800s I would certainly not want to live there.

Having lived my early years without it I truly appreciate air conditioning.

Having spent time dealing with mules when younger I truly appreciate my diesel tractor.

Having read many of the medical books from the 1800s I truly appreciate modern medicine and the advances made there.

Yet I wonder if perhaps some of the practices we left behind in the 1800s are practices we should have kept. Perhaps our lives are a little poorer for having left them behind.

The Librarian

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