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19th-century surgery - Test

1.

Who performed the first ovariotomy?

2.

Who was the first surgeon to use ether in an operation (removal of a neck tumour)?

3.

Who discovered the local anaesthetic cocaine?

4.

Who used a calcium chloride solution to reduce deaths on hospital wards?

5.

What discovery prompted the idea of 'antiseptic surgery'?

6.

What is 'aseptic' surgery?

7.

What did Karl Landsteiner discover in 1901?

8.

Which of the following occurred in 1938?

9.

Who popularised anaesthesia?

10.

Which war made Florence Nightingale famous and led to the development of nursing?