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. What else contained the poison to which the men had been exposed, something that was not realized until further inspection?

2. What was the symptom that occurred around Vernon's eyes that caused him to look strange?

3. In what city was the hospital where Herman went to seek treatment for his uncomfortable symptoms?

4. Where had Elmo Turner and his wife gone before he decided to go to his hometown physician?

5. Rabies enters the body of a person through the ________ of an infected animal's bite, according to research.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Billy receive as treatment when he was first admitted and then discharged to home?

3. What are some of the ways that aspirin can help a patient who takes it, according to scientific research?

4. When Donald Hoffman went to his doctor, what was the doctor's diagnosis when he saw the itchy sore?

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

6. Who were the people to become ill after eating lunch together, more ill than the ones with whom they dined?

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

8. Why did Elmo Turner decide that he needed to visit his doctor in order to get treatment?

9. What happened to the eleven elderly men in Manhattan which caused medical teams to become concerned about their condition?

10. Where does the worm that afflicted Vernon normally live before it seeks out a human host?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

J.C. Penney refused to take the box of jeans that was damaged and later found out to be poisonous.

Part 1: Do you think J.C. Penney should have done more to prevent those jeans from being sold?

Part 2: What is a store's responsibility to the seller of a certain box of merchandise?

Part 3: Why do you think the delivery person who presented the box didn't think to return the box to the supplier?

Essay Topic 2

When the babies began to get ill and die, the first thing that was checked was the water sources, which did not yield a clear connection.

Part 1: Why do you think germs were present in the water sources, even though they didn't cause the problems?

Part 2: How do you think germs can be eradicated from a hospital?

Part 3: Do you feel safe when you're in a hospital? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

A medical mystery might be nothing more than a habit that a patient has turning into something slightly mysterious.

Part 1: How do you think a patient might be able to help a doctor in solving a medical mystery?

Part 2: Why do you think a medical mystery is something to be concerned about?

Part 3: Do you think that all patients are honest with their doctors? Does this lead to more medical mysteries?

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