With Summer upon us, I thought it would be nice to lighten things up with a little medical contest.
Early OS'ers will probably recall "Name that MD, Round 1" last summer, where I put up pictures of doctors (real or imaginary). You then can participate in the quiz and score yourself. The winner will receive bragging rights until the next round.
Ok, here we go with Name That M.D., Round deux!"
Hint: PBS' #1 Quack debunked by my fellow Salon medical writer Dr. Robert Burton
Hint: Crime Alley's Florence Nightengale
Hint: Physician who devised the score that tells us how healthy a baby is when born
Hint: Developed Polio vaccine
Hint: Jack Donaghey's personal (and hillariously incompetent doctor)
Hint: If he can generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electicity, he can get Marty McFly Back to the Future!
Hint: Anna Nicole Smith
Hint: Creator or ER and Climate Change skeptic
Hint: Read the can
1. Doc Cottle from Battlestar Galactica: Cranky, chain smoking, soft-hearted medical chief aboard Galactica Actual: Saved humans and cylons alike. Now, that's following the Hippocratic Oath
2. Daniel Amen, MD: Amen's out of this world ideas about the brain earn him a seat in the annals of quackery
3. Dr. Leslie Tompkins from Batman
4. Dr. Virginia Apgar: A pioneer in medicine not only because she busted down gender barriers (she was the first academic doctor at Columbia U.), but also because she devised the Apgar score.
5. Dr. Jonas Salk, saved countless by developing the inactivated polio vaccine.
6. Dr. Spaceman (Spach-e-men) from 30 Rock: Malpractice doesn't get any funnier than this guy
7. Doc Brown from Back to the Future: Ok, not an MD, but still worthy for surgically altering that DeLorean.
8. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor: Allegedly prescribed narcotics ad nauseum for the late Anna Nicole Smith, drugs which eventually led to her death.
9. Dr. Michael Crichton: Before creating blockbusters like Jurassic Park and the TV show ER, he attended and graduated from Harvard Medical School
10. Like I said, Read the Can
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