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Great Leaps in the Medical Practice

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Great Leaps in the Medical Practice game quiz
"We all love to have our diseases cured and wounds healed... but how did doctors learn to do all that stuff?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In 1952, Jonas Salk first tested his vaccine for infantile paralysis, at that time a condition which affected tens of thousands every year. What was infantile paralysis also known as?
    Paralytia
    Polio
    Mumps
    Measles


2. What was the chief medical contribution of Ignaz Semmelweis to the practice of medicine?
    Flu vaccine
    Hand washing
    Surgical masks
    Use of gloves


3. Lasting from 1918 through 1920, an outbreak of which Spanish-associated disease killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people?
    Bubonic Plague
    Ebola
    Smallpox
    Flu


4. Before vaccines were developed, what more primitive method of the same practice (introducing weakened strains of disease to healthy patients) was used?
    Inoculation
    Communication
    Transmission
    Leeches


5. Which 18th century surgeon was the inspiration for both the story of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as Doctor Doolittle, and also a pioneer in mapping human biology?
    Jake Jekyll
    Josef Mengele
    Francis Dolarhyde
    John Hunter


6. Apart from the process of pasteurization, which prevents milk and wine from carrying harmful bacteria, what was Louis Pasteur's greatest influence on modern medicine?
    Germ theory of disease
    Condom use
    Lactose-free milk
    Needle sterilization


7. Doctor Gregory House, television's fictional master of diagnostics, was based off of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Which doctor was Arthur Conan Doyle's inspiration for Sherlock Holmes?
    Joseph Bell
    Benjamin Rush
    John Hunter
    Victor Von Doom


8. As recently as the 1800s, prevailing medical theory was based on the Greek methods set forth by Hippocrates. These theories held that the body was composed of a balance of four elements called what?
    Elements
    Metals
    Organs
    Humours


9. In 1945, Doctor Walter Freeman experimented on using what implement for surgery?
    Leeches
    Sutures
    An icepick
    An angio balloon


10. Luigi Galvani conducted a series of experiments, Frankenstein-like, for reanimating dead tissue. What medical reading today bears his name?
    Galvanic Skin Response
    Galvanized Defibulation
    Luigic Regurgitation
    Galvani Readout


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Compiled Aug 20 14