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Trivia Quiz - Giants of Medicine

Important medical doctors and important medical discoveries!

Quiz Number: 4033
Date Submitted: September 02, 2011
Quiz Categories: Doctors & Medicine
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 44.4 percent
Times Taken: 99 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8

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Giants of Medicine
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1. Who discovered the cure for smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus?
  A.   Louis Pasteur
  B.   Joseph Lister
  C.   Edward Jenner
  D.   Alexander Fleming

2. The tuberculosis bacillus was discovered by which German scientist?
  A.   Robert Koch
  B.   Heinrich Hertz
  C.   Karl Eberth
  D.   Hans Berger

3. Who was the discoverer of nitrous oxide?
  A.   James Lind
  B.   David Bruce
  C.   Joseph Priestley
  D.   James Simpson

4. Who discovered the cure for rabies?
  A.   Louis Pasteur
  B.   Edward Jenner
  C.   Joseph Lister
  D.   Jospeh Priestley

5. Which creative mind developed the theory of genetics and heredity?
  A.   Casimir Funk
  B.   Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
  C.   Eugene Opic
  D.   Gregor Mendel

6. Who was the discoverer of X-Rays?
  A.   Robert Koch
  B.   William Roentgen
  C.   Heinrich Hertz
  D.   Hans Berger

7. The saviour of millions of lives through the discovery of penicillin was?
  A.   Michael Faraday
  B.   Alexander Fleming
  C.   Joseph Lister
  D.   Isaac Newton

8. The discovery of blood circulation was made by which brilliant mind?
  A.   Leonardo da Vinci
  B.   Joseph Priestley
  C.   Galileo Galilei
  D.   William Harvey

9. Who discovered the existence of red corpuscles?
  A.   Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
  B.   Frederick Hopkins
  C.   James Lind
  D.   Hans Berger

10. Which two scientists were responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA?
  A.   Francis Crick and James Watson
  B.   Edwin Klebs and Freiderich Loeffler
  C.   Anselme Payen and Jean-Francois Persoz
  D.   Karl Landsteiner and A.S. Wiener®   

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