Surgical Instruments History Quiz

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What material were some of the earliest surgical instruments made of?


Who is often referred to as the father of modern medicine?


During which period did surgical instruments transition into the forefront of modernity due to the discovery of iron and steel?


What type of material were Greco-Roman surgical instruments primarily made of?


Which ancient surgeon is credited with making the greatest advancements in surgical instruments during the Dark Ages?

Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi

What material were many surgical instruments crafted from during the Middle Ages?

Iron, steel, and wood

What factor contributed to fewer medieval surgical instruments being found compared to their Greco-Roman counterparts?

Use of materials susceptible to corrosion

How did the invention of the printing press impact the field of medicine during the Renaissance?

Allowed for faster and wider dissemination of ideas

What major technological advancement in the 20th century revolutionized the crafting of surgical instruments?

Discovery of stainless steel

Why did the practice of crafting surgical instruments from wood or decorative materials decline?

They did not hold up to steam sterilization

Who were the first to create stainless steel surgical instruments in 1916?

Mayer and Company

What characteristic of stainless steel makes it superior to ordinary carbon steel for surgical instruments?

It does not easily corrode with water

Test your knowledge on the history of surgical instruments, which mirrors humanity's technological advancement and innovation in the field of medicine. From prehistory to modern times, explore the evolution of tools used in surgeries.

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