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Medicine in History
History of Medicine
"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
The world's oldest medical text is about ______ years old.
In 1844, dentist Horace Wells of Connecticut was the first to successfully use an anaesthetic to extract teeth. What was the anaesthetic?
When taking the Hippocratic Oath, by which Greek god does the oath taker swear?
What drug, discovered in 1943, was the first to be effective against tuberculosis?
In 1960, American virologist John Enders developed the vaccine for
The first effective treatment for malaria was developed by
As early as 590, the Chinese began using a process known as variolation to innoculate against what disease?
An Egyptian papyrus dating to about 2000 BC gives the ingredients: honey, soda, and crocodile dung. It is the earliest known
True or false: There have been cases of the bubonic plague in America.
When Columbus returned to Europe in 1493, he brought with him a deadly variety of what disease?
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