The Medical Detectives Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Berton Roueché
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state was David Hoffman an insulation installer, according to the book?

2. What is the name of the disease that can be passed onto humans from birds, according to scientists?

3. What is NOT one of the symptoms the children in this chapter were experiencing?

4. What kind of buildup does aspirin prevent in the kidneys of the body?

5. What did Dr. Conrad want tested when Billy reappeared in the hospital for the same symptoms? The family car and Billy's __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the two things that were learned by the health department when a misdiagnosis was suspected in the case of the elderly men?

2. What was the eventual diagnosis for the condition from which the woman suffered, even though it was never clear whether or not the diagnosis was correct?

3. Why were the men who were eating the oatmeal more likely to have more salt on their oatmeal than others who were in the diner?

4. What were the symptoms that Herman Sauer was experiencing that led him to go to a New York hospital?

5. What happens when it is found out that a person is a carrier of typhoid fever, even if they don't have any symptoms?

6. How had Jimson weed gotten into the food that the victims had eaten?

7. What was the event that Herman had attended which led the doctor to the appropriate diagnosis?

8. What was the final cause for the trichinosis determined to be? What was the source of the infection?

9. What ended up causing the contamination of the fruit at Tony's Market, leading to the illnesses?

10. Describe the one carrier mentioned in the chapter, as this person was known by the Health Department.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Strange diseases, like the case of the orange man, are interesting to doctors, but the patients might have other reactions.

Part 1: How do you think you would respond if you suddenly turned another color?

Part 2: Why do you think the patient didn't make the connection to the foods he was eating?

Part 3: What would it take for you to go into a doctor to find out what disease you had?

Essay Topic 2

The boy who became sick from his jeans seems to be the victim of a dangerous mistake.

Part 1: Who is to blame for the poisoning that the boy encounters because of his jeans? Why?

Part 2: Will you begin to wash all of your clothing before wearing it after reading that medical case?

Part 3: Do you think that clothing is being sold today that has poisonous chemicals on it?

Essay Topic 3

At times, the source of an illness might be a mystery, and one possible source can be ruled out, as in the case of the Liberace Room.

Part 1: Why do you think there could be different sources for an illness?

Part 2: How do you think the medical detectives could have found the true cause of the classroom illnesses sooner?

Part 3: Do you think that any disease has only one cause for its symptoms? Or are all diseases the result of many factors?

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