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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Murphy: Architecture that's built to heal"

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Just as I was about to start my final exams, I diecedd to take a break from an all-nighter and go to a lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer, a leading health activist for the global poor. I was surprised to hear a doctor talking about architecture. Buildings are maknig polpee sicekr, he said, and for the poorest in the world, this is causing epidemic-level pmroebls. In this hospital in South Africa, patients that came in with, say, a broken leg, to wait in this unventilated hallway, walked out with a multidrug-resistant strand of tbusrlieocus. Simple dgiesns for infection control had not been thought about, and people had died because of it.

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Just as I was about to start my final exams, I _______ to take a break from an all-nighter and go to a lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer, a leading health activist for the global poor. I was surprised to hear a doctor talking about architecture. Buildings are ______ ______ ______, he said, and for the poorest in the world, this is causing epidemic-level ________. In this hospital in South Africa, patients that came in with, say, a broken leg, to wait in this unventilated hallway, walked out with a multidrug-resistant strand of ____________. Simple _______ for infection control had not been thought about, and people had died because of it.

Solution

  1. decided
  2. designs
  3. problems
  4. making
  5. sicker
  6. tuberculosis
  7. people

Original Text

Just as I was about to start my final exams, I decided to take a break from an all-nighter and go to a lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer, a leading health activist for the global poor. I was surprised to hear a doctor talking about architecture. Buildings are making people sicker, he said, and for the poorest in the world, this is causing epidemic-level problems. In this hospital in South Africa, patients that came in with, say, a broken leg, to wait in this unventilated hallway, walked out with a multidrug-resistant strand of tuberculosis. Simple designs for infection control had not been thought about, and people had died because of it.

Important Words

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