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Quiz Questions

  1. Which Greek physician carried out the first medical studies in circa 460 BC and is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine"?

  2. In 1628, which English physician was first to describe completely the circulation of the blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart?
  3. In 1796, who carried out the first smallpox vaccination?
  4. In 1803 to 1805, what was first isolated by Friedrich Serturner and is generally believed to be the first isolation of an active ingredient from a plant?
  5. What was invented by Rene Laennec in 1816?
  6. Which journal was founded in 1823 by English surgeon Thomas Wakley?
  7. In 1844 nitrous oxide was first used as an anaesthetic, by what other name is nitrous oxide commonly known?
  8. Who used antiseptic before surgery in 1867?
  9. What were discovered by William von Rontgen in 1895?
  10. What were discovered by English biochemist Frederick Hopkins in 1906?
  11. In 1922 what did Frederick Banting use to treat diabetes?
  12. In 1928 who discovered penicillin?
  13. In 1952, Jonas Salk develops the first vaccine for which infectious disease?
  14. What was identified by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953?
  15. In 1967, the first ever heart transplant was performed by Christiaan Barnard in which country?
  16. 1978 saw the first test-tube baby after a procedure performed by Patrick Steptoe, can you remember the baby's name?
  17. Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard is most famous for successfuly performing what sort of transplant on Clint Hallam? It happened in September 1998.
  18. What was the name given to the first cloned mammal by the Roslin Institute and Ian Wilmut in 1996?
  19. What was used for first ever skull transplant in 2014 and to create a heart from human patient's cells in 2019?


  1. Hippocrates
  2. William Harvey
  3. Edward Jenner
  4. Morphine
  5. Stethoscope
  6. The Lancet
  7. Laughing gas
  8. Joseph Lister

  9. X-rays
  10. Vitamins>
  11. Insulin
  12. Alexander Flemming
  13. Polio (available in 1955)
  14. DNA
  15. South Africa
  16. Louise Brown
  17. First successful hand transplant
  18. Dolly (a sheep)
  19. A 3D printer