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Medicine in History

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Medicine in History game quiz
"See how much you know about some of the famous (and not so famous) moments in medical history."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The world's oldest medical text is about ______ years old.
    2,000
    950
    3,000
    4,000


2. In 1844, dentist Horace Wells of Connecticut was the first to successfully use an anaesthetic to extract teeth. What was the anaesthetic?
    ether
    nitrous oxide
    chloroform
    cocaine


3. When taking the Hippocratic Oath, by which Greek god does the oath taker swear?
    Zeus
    Dionysus
    Hermes
    Apollo


4. What drug, discovered in 1943, was the first to be effective against tuberculosis?
    streptomycin
    quinine
    penicillin
    erythromycin


5. In 1960, American virologist John Enders developed the vaccine for
    polio
    measles
    tuberculosis
    anthrax


6. The first effective treatment for malaria was developed by
    Jonas Salk
    Louis Pasteur
    the Moors
    Peruvian Indians


7. As early as 590, the Chinese began using a process known as variolation to innoculate against what disease?
    rabies
    polio
    diptheria
    smallpox


8. An Egyptian papyrus dating to about 2000 BC gives the ingredients: honey, soda, and crocodile dung. It is the earliest known
    contraceptive
    anaesthetic
    acne medicine
    laxative


9. True or false: There have been cases of the bubonic plague in America.
    Answer: (One Word)


10. When Columbus returned to Europe in 1493, he brought with him a deadly variety of what disease?
    syphilis
    malaria
    measles
    influenza


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Compiled Jun 28 12