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A medical trivia quiz! Not for nerd medical students! Conducted by me at Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad during KARMIC 2015, annual national medical students' conference.

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Medical Quiz

  1. 1. Medical Quiz Final Round Dr. Basalathullah Gandhi Medical College
  2. 2. ROUND 1 Multiple Choice Questions “Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.” Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare Act II, Scene 7
  3. 3. 1. Which of the following is not a symptom of Motor Neurone Disease? A. Impaired physical motility B. Impaired swallowing C. Impaired senses D. Impaired verbal communication
  4. 4. 2. Which of the following diseases does not infect by the venereal route? A. Ebola B. Hepatitis A C. Stargardt disease D. Amoebiasis
  5. 5. 3. How many platelets are formed from megakaryocytes? A. 20--50 B. 200--500 C. 2000--5000 D. 2--5
  6. 6. ROUND 2 Google Doodle Identify the disease/ scientist/ medical invention
  7. 7. 1.
  8. 8. Jan Evangelista Purkyne/ Purkinje fibres Czech anatomist and physiologist, he discovered the Purkinje effect. Best known for his discovery of Purkinje cells, he also discovered Purkinje fibres, the fibrous tissue that conducts electrical impulses from the atrio-ventricular node to all parts of the ventricles of the heart.
  9. 9. 2.
  10. 10. Julius Richard Petri/ Petri dish German microbiologist whom we have to thank for the low-tech but highly indispensable tools of the microbiology lab. He invented them while working as an assistant to Robert Koch. Alexander Fleming’s fluke discovery of penicillin was done using Petri dishes.
  11. 11. 3.
  12. 12. Carlos Juan Finlay/ Yellow Fever Carlos Finlay was a Cuban physician who theorised that yellow fever was spread by the mosquito Culex fasciatus (now called Aedes ageypti). He convinced the US Army’s Yellow Fever Board headed by Walter Reed, who then confirmed his findings. It paved the way for the eradication of Yellow Fever and the construction of the Panama Canal.
  13. 13. 4.
  14. 14. Rosalind Franklin English chemist R. Franklin made important contribution to the structure of DNA, RNA, viruses, and coal. Her 'Photo 51’, an X-ray diffraction image of DNA was a result of remarkable work that led to the discovery of the DNA double helical structure. She had died of ovarian cancer when Watson, Crick and Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  15. 15. 5.
  16. 16. Nikolay Pirogov One of the most prominent figures in Russian medical history, he is considered to be the founder of field surgery, and was one of the first surgeons in Europe to use ether as an anaesthetic. He was the first surgeon to use anaesthesia in a field operation, invented various kinds of surgical operations, and developed his own technique of using plaster casts to treat fractured bones.
  17. 17. 6.
  18. 18. Audience Question
  19. 19. Howard Florey Co-creator of penicillin, Lord Florey was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist. He shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with co-creator Sir Ernst Boris Chain and discoverer Sir Alexander Fleming.
  20. 20. ROUND 3 Link the image to something/ someone in medicine This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day..... Hamlet, William Shakespeare Act 1, Scene 3
  21. 21. 1.
  22. 22. Eagle devouring the liver of Prometheus- Liver regeneration/ Wrong anatomical site The popular image of liver regeneration is the daily re- growth of the liver of Prometheus, which was eaten every day by an eagle sent by Zeus (Zeus was angry at Prometheus for stealing the secret of fire, but did he know that Prometheus’s liver would regenerate?). The reality, although less dramatic, is still quite impressive. There are several examples of artists breaking the laws of science. The eagle is eating at the left side instead of right.
  23. 23. 2.
  24. 24. Squint (divergent) Michelangelo's David, the epitome of male beauty, has a flaw. The discovery was made during an exercise to produce a digital version of all Michelangelo's sculptures and buildings by scanning them with a laser. The full frontal image of David's face, which cannot
  25. 25. 3.
  26. 26. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was an ophthalmologist.
  27. 27. 4.
  28. 28. Hippocampus The term hippocampus (from Greek hippokampos – sea horse, from hippos horse + kampos sea monster) is derived from the shape of a mythical half-horse and half fish sea monster, and the hippocampus resembles this structure.
  29. 29. 5.
  30. 30. Mona Lisa syndrome The facial muscle contracture which develops after facial nerve palsy (Bell’s palsy). Named after the Mona Lisa smile in the well known portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)
  31. 31. 6.
  32. 32. Audience Question
  33. 33. Orphan Annie eye nucleus Characteristic histological appearance in the papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Empty or ground glass appearance. Named after the cartoon character.
  34. 34. ROUND 4 “I would wish all I love to perish of that gentle disease.” Metzengerstein, Edgar Allan Poe Name the disease/ condition these famous people died of/ suffered from
  35. 35. 1.
  36. 36. Lou Gehrig’s disease/ MND/ ALS The eponym behind Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis suffered, Lou Gehrig was an American baseball player who died at the age of 37.
  37. 37. 2.
  38. 38. Deafness/ Tinnitus/ Meniere’s disease One of the greatest musician of all time, German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven suffered from a progressive deterioration of his hearing. Despite that he continued to work and produced his best work during the time his hearing problems were at their peak.
  39. 39. 3.
  40. 40. Tuberculosis John Keats, one of the greatest of the second generation of English Romantic poets whose best works include ‘Ode to a Nightingale’and ‘Ode on melancholy’, died in Rome in 1821 of consumption. He probably contracted it while nursing his nephew who succumbed to it. His epitaph reads: ‘Here lies one whose name was writ on water’.
  41. 41. 4.
  42. 42. Ventricular septal defect Iconic actress and one of the most beautiful women in Indian cinema, Mumtaz Jehan (Madhubala), widely known for her role in K. Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam had a congenital heart defect. It was only detected when she was 21 years old. It had resulted in pulmonary hypertension which eventually lead to her death at the age of 37.
  43. 43. 5.
  44. 44. Small Pox British surgeon, anatomist and the author of the most famous book in all of medicine, Henry Gray died of small pox he had contracted while nursing his nephew, who survived. He was 34.
  45. 45. 6.
  46. 46. Pneumonia The ‘Father of Modern Medicine’, Sir William Osler, Bt. Died of pneumonia during the Spanish influenza epidemic at the of 70. A proponent of euthanasia, he had interestingly coined the description of pneumonia as “an old man’s friend” in the third edition of his Textbook of Medicine.
  47. 47. Audience Question
  48. 48. Poliomyelitis (Died in a car crash) Arthur C. Guyton, legendary author of the Textbook of Medical Physiology was stricken with polio that left his right leg and shoulder paralysed a year after his World War II stint, while he was training at Massachusetts General Hospital to be a surgeon.
  49. 49. Rapid Fire Round
  50. 50. Tie Breaker Round Identify
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A medical trivia quiz! Not for nerd medical students! Conducted by me at Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad during KARMIC 2015, annual national medical students' conference.


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