- Some products, especially those that use technology, seem like they were invented recently.
- However, many pieces of today’s technology have been in development for decades.
- Vaccines seem like a relatively new medical innovation, but they have actually been around for over 200 years.
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Though modern science and medicine have made great advancements in recent decades, many of their predecessors date back far earlier.
Vaccines, for example, have been around for hundreds of years — the first one was created to treat smallpox. Today, vaccines help control a number of infectious diseases, and have become the single greatest tool in eradicating them.
Take a look at all the products that were invented earlier than you’d think.
Chris Weller contributed to a previous version of this post.