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Why did Benjamin Franklin say ounce prevention?

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July 27, 2010 3:21PM

Ben Franklin said that an ounce of prevention is greater than a pound of cure, because it is easier to prevent a disease/illness/medical problem than is it to cure it. That is as true today as it was in the 1770s. A lot of medical problems take a great effort to cure, and some are incurable. Prevention is the first answer to medical problems.