The Transformation Of Surgery

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1. Which statement is not true:

  • Lister influenced the use of sterilised rubber gloves
  • Lister influenced operating theatres and hospitals to be rigorously cleaned
  • Lister believed: 'success depends on attention to detail'
  • Lister influenced surgeons to stop operating in ordinary clothes and to wear surgical gowns and face masks instead
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2. What was the main reason the opposition to chloroform weaken?

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

3. What did Harold Gillies help improve?

  • X-ray machines
  • Brain surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Blood transfusions

4. Who discovered different blood groups?

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

5. Who discovered carbolic spray?

  • Louis Pasteur
  • William Halsted
  • Joseph Lister
  • Robert Liston


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