Medical Miracles, everyday stuff to us now but they are still miracles.
I stubbed my toe, no big deal... then a week later it was a big deal, it was infected.
My medical is tied to the Army medical center in Washington, I go there or I go to a local ER.
I was going back to this part of Washington anyway to watch my grandson while his mom has another baby (I like these grandpa duties!) so coming early to fix my toe was not that big a deal.
So I drove back to Washington and went the ER at the base hospital (it was Sunday), they gave me antibiotics and I left.
Three nights later I didn't wake my self up during the night by bumping my toe.
I'd say 50 years ago but no, penicillin saved me 55 years ago, so 100 years ago my infection would have been a different story.