Have you ever been sick before? If so, what had cured you in those times of dread? It was medecine! During the Age of Exploration, many explorers found herbs and plants such as quinine to cure many diseases. Without the Age of Exploration, you might have been dead by now. For example, in the 1300s there was the horrible Black Death that killed one-third of Europe. The black death could be easily cured today because of medecine. That’s all because of the conquest and the ‘discovery’ of the New World. Also, in the late 1800s, the Panama Canal was built. It was first constructed by the French then, finished by the Americans. During these constructions, many people died from yellow fever but, much more died from malaria. On the other hand, quinine was just recently discovered in the 1820s before the end of the constructions. Quinine saved a lot of the workers lives. If not for quinine, much more people than the 500 dead will be dead. That is why I believe that medicine was good for Europe not bad.
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