Friday, April 18, 2008

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)

6 comments:

Fabio said...

Quite an accurate prediction, isn't it?

JiminyDickit said...

She forgot an ED pill

Skip said...

Other than the hypnotic dream regulator, Nailed it!

Mark Plus said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Matthew said...

Yeah, that's actually a pretty good one.