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1929: Most people died at home, surrounded by family members.

Today: Most deaths occur in a hospital setting, and death is often prolonged by drugs and other medical devices.

1920s: Only 23 percent of the American workforce is comprised of women according to Historical Statistics of the U.S.

Today: In 1994, women made up 46 percent of the American workforce according to the U.S. Board of Labor Statistics.

1920s: Most doctors make house visits to sick patients.

Today: Doctors who make housecalls see an average of 8 to 12 home patients a year—less than one percent of the average practitioner's patients.

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