The Transformation Of Surgery

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1. What did Lister advice surgeons to do before surgery?

  • Wash their hands in warm soapy water
  • Wash their hands in carbolic
  • Spray carbolic in the operating table
  • Pray
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2. What was the main reason the opposition to chloroform weaken?

  • Hannah Greener lived through the operation on her toe nail - proving to other surgeons chloroform did work
  • Queen Victoria used it when giving birth to her child
  • James Simpson died and people felt sorry for him
  • People preferred not feeling pain during surgery

3. What were some of the down sides to chloroform?

  • Surgeons tried more risky operations and killed more people
  • People enjoyed pain and didn't want it to end
  • It gave people the flu
  • Patients couldn't tell the surgeon when to stop

4. Why did surgeons oppose carbolic spray?

  • They enjoyed taking their time and didn't want to waste time spray carbolic
  • They enjoyed infecting patients
  • They didn't believe Lister
  • They didn't like Lister

5. Who discovered different blood groups?

  • Karl Landsteiner
  • Watson and Crick
  • Robert Lister
  • Reuben Ottenberg

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