Images: past and present
July 2008 cover
Science has many new and powerful weapons against disease
This man's disease, yaws, will have been cured by a single injection of penicillin. WHO/UNICEF teams examined 20 million people and treated 5 million sufferers. The cost of curing this disease was less than $ 1 (U.S) per person.
Treponematoses Control Project, Island of Mindanao, Philippines, 1953