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World-Changers Who Survived Childhood Diseases

Before the advancements of modern medicine, death from childhood infections was quite common, and is still common in many developing countries today. This list is full of famous people who survived potentially fatal childhood diseases. After beating the odds when they were young, they went on to change the world.

If these people had not survived their brushes with death, the world might not be the same place it is today. Chew on that while you read their stories.