History (OCR) - Medicine Through Time - Revision Quiz

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Test Yo' 12. Name Hippocrates' FIVE medical improvements
13. Name one feature of Greek life which helped
1. Name two health problems of prehistoric people. Hippocrates' improvements
2. Explain what prehistoric people thought the cause 14. Name the four humours and the seasons they were
of disease was. linked to.
3. Name two supernatural treatments used by
prehistoric people
15. How did Greeks think the humours could make
people sick?
4. Name two natural treatments used by prehistoric
16. Describe what purging was and how it was
5. Name all 5 features of Egyptian life supposed to make people get better.
6. Name three medical improvements the Egyptians
17. Name two improvements the Greeks made in
7. Name one way in which Egyptian surgery was
18. Explain how war helped improve Greek surgery.
better than prehistoric
8. List two ways in which religion helped Egyptians to
improve medicine and health
19. Name three parts of the Roman public health
system and what they did.
9. Name three things which happened at an
20. Explain why the Romans had to build a public
health system.
10. Describe one way that religion helped Greek
21. Explain two ways in which war led the Romans to
make improvements.
11. Explain one way that religion hindered Greek
22. Describe three Roman medical ideas which were
borrowed from the Greeks.

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Describe the difference between pneumonic and
bubonic plague.
23. Describe three medical developments made by
Galen which were not borrowed from the Greeks
34. Describe three public health dangers in medieval
24. Explain why Galen made some mistakes in his work
on the human body.
35. Explain two reasons why public health got worse in
25. Why did Galen think it was important to dissect?
the Middle Ages.
26. Name three of Hippocrates' ideas that Galen
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Name two improvements made by Vesalius. 54. Name one factor which caused Nightingale's
44. Name two factors that helped Vesalius. 55. Name two improvements made by i) Pasteur ii)
45. Name two improvements made by Pare.
56. Explain one factor which helped i) Pasteur ii) Koch
46. Explain why Pare's ointment was better than
57. Explain how chance helped Alexander Fleming
47. Why did Pare's ligatures make the danger of
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Name one reason why Simpson's work was 76. Name all seven factors which changed people's
opposed. attitudes towards cleaning the towns in the 19th
66. How did Lister's method work?
77. Describe what Chadwick's Sanitary Report said.
67. Name two factors which helped Lister make his
78. Explain one problem with the 1848 Public Health
68. Say why Lister's discovery was good for surgery.
79. Describe how John Snow proved his idea about
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