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1

What disease did the first magic bullet cure?

Syphilis

2

What year was the first magic bullet discovered?

1909

3

How did Behring help the discovery of the first magic bullet?

He found out how to isolate the anti-toxins

4

What is a magic bullet?

A chemical + dye

5

What's the difference between the first and second magic bullet?

The 2nd could cure lots

6

In what year was the second magic bullet discovered?

1932

7

What was the first magic bullet called?

Salvarsant 06

8

What disease was Gerhard Domagk trying to cure with the 2nd magic bullet?

Blood poisoning

9

Why was the first magic bullet important?

The first cure + inspired the 2nd one

10

Who was the first person to work on developing penicillin?

Alexander Flemming

11

What year was penicillin discovered?

1928

12

Why didn't penicillin get developed in the 1920s?

Lack of funding

13

Who funded the mass production of penicillin?

The American government

14

What profession was the patient that received penicillin for 3 days?

Policeman

15

What was penicillin tested on before a human patient?

Mice

16

What are the names of the two scientists who developed penicillin?

Florey and Chain

17

The names given to drugs that stop infections caused by bacteria is...

Anti-biotics

18

In what year was DNA discovered and which people discovered it?

1953, Watson, Crick and Franklin

19

What improved technology helped the discovery of DNA?

Xrays

20

What did the Human Genome Project do?

Screen people for genetic disorders

21

What are genetic screening and therapy?

Gene therapy is replacing faulty genes with good ones and screening is to test for genetic disorders

22

What reforms did the Liberal Government pass between 1906-11?

OAP Pensions
Free school meals
School nurses

23

What was published in 1942?

The beverige report

24

When was the NHS set up and by whom?

1948 by the labour party

25

Name 3 developments in technology for diagnosis and treatment in hospitals.

Xrays
Microscopes
Blood transfusions