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The Commonwealth of Health -Massachusetts’s Great Medical Innovations

15 Resources for High School Students

“The fatal effects of the small pox there, has led almost every person to consent to Hospitals in every Town. In many Towns, already around Boston the Selectmen have granted Liberty for inoculation. I hope the necessity is now fully seen.”

Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 13 – 14 July 1776

In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs here, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on:

Introducing high school students to great medical innovations from Massachusetts.

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity,” wrote the ancient Greek “Father of Medicine,” Hippocrates. Despite being home to the world’s best hospitals, medical schools, and historic innovations in medicine, the Bay State’s K-12 education system generally doesn’t offer its students much knowledge about why the Commonwealth is a world-class healthcare hub, so we’re offering a variety of resources to help parents, teachers, and schoolchildren, including:


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