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Recently, I’ve visited with family and friends who’ve had to take their children for routine vaccinations, tests for allergies, and other medical procedures.  In most cases, these tests or vaccinations are applied with hypodermic needles and syringes.  It’s still heart breaking to hear that even infants have to deal with needles for shots, in one instance, I was told of a 4 month old baby that had to have 36 routine shots.

I’ve always wondered, shouldn’t there have been real advances to hypodermic  needle technology just like in so many other medical fields?  To understand this question better, I looked at the history of the hypodermic needle, comparisons to other medical advances, and recent advances in needle technologies.

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