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Drugs in 2000 A.D. (1970)

Stanley F. Yolles, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health wrote a piece which was published in the March 4, 1970 New Castle News (New Castle, PA) titled, "Drugs in 2000 A.D." An excerpt appears below.

At the turn of the century then, which is only 30 years from now, a nurse visiting a 75-year-old person may be engaged as part of her job in making sure that he is taking regularly several kinds of vitamin doses, a painkiller, a hypnotic dream regulator, an anti-depressant, a sedative or psychostimulant, and so on.

See also:
Future Shock - Electrical Stimulation (1972)
Health Care in 1994 (1973)
Computer Doctor (1982)


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Quite an accurate prediction, isn't it?

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFabio

She forgot an ED pill

April 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJiminyDickit

Other than the hypnotic dream regulator, Nailed it!

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSkip

My 81 year old father takes a statin drug for his cholesterol, a blood pressure drug, dilantin for his seizures, a drug for his congestive heart disease and a drug for his type 2 diabetes.

April 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark Plus

They called it "hypnotic dream regulator", but we call it "viagra"!

April 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah, that's actually a pretty good one.

April 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

One of the best predictions I've seen on this blog. Nearly every older person I know has some kind of pharmacy he/she has to take. Got a problem? There's a pill for that!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

The scary thing is, this is what they were "predicting" to be the norm 30 years in the future. I've been in a few nursing homes in the past 5 years; some of them are at best, awful. All of them tend to be fairly sad places for the elderly and dying. So this prediction raises the question of "what kind of hell-holes were nursing homes in 1970?"...ugh.

December 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercr0sh

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