Recently on Twitter:
Int’l House of Bathos (@ambernoelle)Let us now praise modern medicine: dear macabre Twitter, how would you for fairly certain have died by now without it? Cause of death, go.
Guaranteed to produce many reasons to appreciate modern medicine!
I said: “Prematurity. My twin and I would probably have died within a few days of birth.” (And our survival isn’t even due to modern-modern medicine, either, since that was half a century ago. There are LOTS of VERY premature babies saved today that would have died for sure fifty years ago.)
Other answers, in case you are curious:
Sepsis from infection
MRSA from biting nails (really!)
MRSA from shaving legs (!!!!@!?!!)
Congenital heart defect
Major allergic reaction to cinnamon
… Isn’t this fascinating? Anybody see the cobra bite coming? Or rabies? If you took 100 people at random in the county where you live, I wonder how many would be dead without modern medicine? Three cheers for the germ theory of disease plus all the other medical developments since, oh, the 1850s or so.