Flashcards in Modern Medicine Deck (26):
What disease did the first magic bullet cure?
What year was the first magic bullet made?
How did Behring help the discovery of the first
What is a magic bullet?
A chemical and dye combined to target a specific disease.
What was the difference between the first and
the second magic bullet?
Kills multiple diseases such as pneumonia, Meningitis and Scarlet Fever.
In what year was the second magic bullet
What was the first magic bullet called?
What disease was Gerhard Domagk trying to
cure in with the 2nd magic bullet?
Why was the first magic bullet important?
First cure and was the inspiration of the second magic bullet.
Who was the first person to work on
In what year was Penicillin discovered?
Why didn’t penicillin get developed in the
Lack of funding
Who funded the mass production of penicillin?
The US government
What profession was the patient that received
penicillin for 3 days?
What was penicillin tested on before a human
What are the names of the two scientists who
Florey and Chain
The name given to drugs that stop infections
caused by bacteria is ...
In what year was DNA discovered and which
people discovered it?
1953 by Watson, Crick and Franklin
What improved technology helped its
What did the Human Genome Project do?
What are genetic screening and therapy?
Testing and treatment
What reforms did the Liberal Government pass
- School Medical service
- Old Age Pensions
- Back-to-back housing
- National Insurance Act
What was published in 1942?
When was the NHS set up and by whom?
1948 by Bevan
Name 3 developments in technology for
diagnosis and treatment in hospitals.
- CAT scanners
- MRI scans
- Dialysis machines