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1

What disease did the first magic bullet cure?

Syphilis

2

What year was the first magic bullet made?

1909

3

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

Isolated anti-toxins

4

What is a magic bullet?

A chemical and dye combined to target a specific disease.

5

What was the difference between the first and
the second magic bullet?

Kills multiple diseases such as pneumonia, Meningitis and Scarlet Fever.

6

In what year was the second magic bullet
discovered?

1932

7

What was the first magic bullet called?

Salvarsan 606

8

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

Blood poisoning

9

Why was the first magic bullet important?

First cure and was the inspiration of the second magic bullet.

10

Who was the first person to work on
developing Penicillin?

Fleming

11

In 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 US 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 name given to drugs that stop infections
caused by bacteria is ...

Antibiotics

18

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

1953 by Watson, Crick and Franklin

19

What improved technology helped its
discovery?

X-ray photography

20

What did the Human Genome Project do?

Mapping DNA

21

What are genetic screening and therapy?

Testing and treatment

22

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

- FSM
- School Medical service
- Old Age Pensions
- Back-to-back housing
- National Insurance Act

23

What was published in 1942?

Beveridge Report

24

When was the NHS set up and by whom?

1948 by Bevan

25

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

- CAT scanners
- MRI scans
- Endoscopes,
- Dialysis machines
- Pacemakers

26

What is the time period for Modern medicine?

1900 - Present day