GCSE Medicine in Britain Timeline (1250 - Present)

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Medicine in Britain from 1250 - Present Day, History GCSE (Edexcel Exam Board)

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Question 1

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What lasted from 1348-1350?
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  • The Black Death
  • The Great Stink
  • The Black Plague
  • The Church's belief in Galen's Theories

Question 2

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What was first invented in 1470?
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  • The first British printing press
  • The smallpox vaccine
  • The first microscope
  • The first medically used needle/syringe

Question 3

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What was the title of Vesalius' works published in 1543?
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  • The Fabric of the Human Body
  • The Fabrica of the Mundane
  • On The Fabric of The Human Body
  • Humani Corpori Fabrica Libri

Question 4

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When did William Harvey publish his discoveries in 'On the Motions of the Heart and Blood'?
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  • 1628
  • 1630
  • 1626
  • 1625

Question 5

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When was the Royal Society founded?
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  • 1660
  • 1661
  • 1674
  • 1658

Question 6

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What major event began in 1665?
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  • The discovery of the Smallpox vaccine
  • The spread of Cholera
  • The Great Plague
  • James Simpson's discovery of chloroform

Question 7

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When did Thomas Sydenham publish his observations on illnesses like 'gout' in the book 'Medical Observations'?
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  • 1676
  • 1670
  • 1680
  • 1679

Question 8

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In 1798, who published his finding and on what?
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  • Edward Jenner on vaccinations
  • Joseph Lister on antiseptics
  • James Simpson on anaesthetic
  • Louis Pasteur on the germ theory

Question 9

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What anaesthetic does James Simpson discover in 1847?
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  • Chloroform
  • Cholera
  • Chlorine
  • Chlosterol

Question 10

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Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccine was made compulsory in...?
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  • 1853
  • 1850
  • 1851
  • 1852

Question 11

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In 1855 the book 'On the Mode of Communication of Cholera' was written by whom?
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  • Jhon Snow
  • John Snow
  • John Simpson
  • Johnathan Simpson

Question 12

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Florence Nightingale published what book in 1859?
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  • Notes on Nursing
  • Help with Nursing
  • How to Nurse
  • The Nurse's Guide

Question 13

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The Germ Theory by Louis Pasteur was published in what year?
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  • 1861
  • 1860
  • 1871
  • 1867

Question 14

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The Public Health Act was passed in what year?
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  • 1875
  • 1870
  • 1876
  • 1880

Question 15

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What spores did Robert Koch identify in 1876?
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  • Anthrax
  • Cowpox
  • Tuberculosis Bacteria
  • Staphylococcal

Question 16

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When were x-rays discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen?
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  • 1889
  • 1890
  • 1895
  • 1892

Question 17

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Ehrlich and Hata discovered the first bullet in 1909, what was it called?
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  • Salvarsan 606
  • Salasar 606
  • Prontosil
  • Prontosilis

Question 18

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When did Alexander Fleming discover penicillin?
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  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1925
  • 1930

Question 19

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When was the second magic bullet discovered (by Domagk) and what was it called?
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  • Penicillin, 1930
  • Prontosil, 1932
  • Protosilin, 1940
  • Pelisiln, 1936

Question 20

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What did Florey and Chain do in 1938-1940?
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  • Purify Penicillin
  • The DNA structure
  • Distribute Penicillin in America
  • Start the Human Genome Project

Question 21

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When was was diphtheria vaccination campaign launched by the government?
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  • 1940
  • 1945
  • 1950
  • 1955

Question 22

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The NHS was founded in what year?
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  • 1948
  • 1945
  • 1947
  • 1943

Question 23

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Watson and Crick made what discovery in 1953?
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  • The structure of DNA
  • The existence of human stem cells
  • The discovery of subatomic particles
  • Nerves in the human brain

Question 24

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The first Polio vaccination campaign set up by the government was in what year?
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  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1960
  • 1955

Question 25

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Cigarette adverts were banned from television in what year?
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  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962

Question 26

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The very first heart transplant was performed by whom in what year?
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  • Christiaan Barnard, 1967
  • Aneurin Bevan, 1964
  • James Watson, 1969
  • Edwin Chadwick, 1970

Question 27

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The Human Genome Project was completed in what year?
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  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2005

Question 28

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Smoking was banned in public places in what time period?
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  • 2006-2007
  • 2005-2006
  • 2008-2009
  • 2004-2005
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