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Melvin Konner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose samples had been sent to the lab Konner was working in now?
(a) Professor Roth's patients.
(b) Dr. Suskauer's patients.
(c) Dr. Brennan's patients.
(d) Dr. Mattingly's patients.

2. What does Konner say he believes about obstetrics?
(a) It should be practiced by women.
(b) It should be focused on preventative health and health maintenance.
(c) It should be run by scientists.
(d) A woman's reproductive system should be allowed to run its course without interference.

3. What part of child birth didn't Konner like?
(a) The sterile hospital environment.
(b) The doctors' arrogance.
(c) The women's pain.
(d) The fathers' sympathetic sufferings.

4. What did Konner find when he researched Sophie Hellman's case?
(a) A list of treatments that were be considered and rejected.
(b) No notes about the treatments her doctor said he tried.
(c) Subtle signs of the tumor that ultimately killed her.
(d) A laundry list of exhausted and fruitless treatments.

5. What rule prevented Konner from attending as many births as possible?
(a) The hospital was not well equipped for obstetrics, and patients went elsewhere.
(b) Medical students were prevented from late stage deliveries.
(c) The development of private birthing centers.
(d) An increasing focus on providing birthing mothers with privacy and familiar doctors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Ringler's approach to his patients?

2. How does Konner characterize obstetrics?

3. How long had Konner spent in Obstetrics?

4. How does Konner say Dr. Downing responded to the woman whose sixty-five year old mother had just died?

5. When did Konner begin his gynecology rotation?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Konner characterize Dr. Sally Brass?

2. What condition was patient Charlotte suffering from?

3. What African ritual does Konner describe relative to birth?

4. Describe Konner's conversation with the friend who wanted to apply to med school.

5. What was unique about Konner's first week in obstetrics?

6. How did Konner spend non-surgical afternoons in gynecology?

7. What made John Brandt one of Konner's heroes?

8. How did Konner disagree with Charlotte's doctor's treatment plan?

9. How does Konner characterize pathology and its place in the spectrum of medical services?

10. What was Konner's experience with Big Red?

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