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