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- The history of medicine, Quiz 1
15 questions on the history of medicine :
Reference : The Cambridge History of Medicine, Porter
The quiz above includes the following questions :
- 1. In what year did Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins share a Nobel prize for their discoveries about DNA?
- 2. The use of 'trephining' (or 'trepanning') in medical treatment, where a hole is drilled into the skull, dates back to ...
- 3. Who is considered the 'founding father' of modern medicine?
- 4. Who developed the 'Theory of the Four Humours' (blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile)?
- 5. Who first introduced public toilets and sewers into town planning and construction, resulting in better public health?
- 6. Around 800 CE the Greek doctor Dioscorides was the first to record the medicinal plants used at the time. What was the name of his book?
- 7. When did the 'Black Death' (bubonic plague) spread across Europe?
- 8. Who, in 1543, was the author of the influential anatomy book 'De humani corporis fabrica' (The Fabric of the Human Body)?
- 9. Which famous London doctor, sometimes referred to as the 'English Hippocrates', discovered scarlet fever in the second-half of the seventeenth century?
- 10. Who published the results of his successful vaccinations against smallpox in 1798?
- 11. When did Alexander Fleming discover penicillin?
- 12. In what year did it first become possible for a woman to train as a doctor in England?
- 13. In 1884 Gustav Adolf Neuber opened a private hospital in Kiel, Germany, which was the first in the world to use which technique?
- 14. Nitrous oxide was first identified as a possible anaesthetic by Humphry Davey in ...
- 15. Around 1180, which influential surgeon published the 'Practica Chirurgiae' ('The Practice of Surgery')?