Walter Dandy Trivia Quiz: A Founding Father of Neurosurgery

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Walter Dandy was an American neurosurgeon who pioneered techniques for treating brain tumors and hydrocephalus (excessive cerebrospinal fluid in the brain). He also developed the technique of ventriculography, which involves injecting a contrast dye into the brain to identify tumors and other abnormalities.

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Which medical school did Dandy attend?

  • University of Missouri

  • Harvard University

  • Columbia University

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

What is Dandy credited with inventing?

  • CT scans

  • MRI scans

  • Air ventriculography and pneumoencephalography

  • Brain implants

How many operations per year did Dandy perform during his peak years?

  • 100

  • 500

  • 1000

  • 5000

Which disease did Dandy and Blackfan describe the clinical features of?

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Dandy-Walker syndrome

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

Where was Dandy born?

  • Baltimore, Maryland

  • Sedalia, Missouri

  • Lancashire, England

  • Columbia, Missouri

What did Dandy and Blackfan find caused the accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain?

  • Obstruction of the aqueduct of Sylvius

  • Lack of production of cerebral spinal fluid

  • Leakage of cerebral spinal fluid

  • Abnormalities in the pituitary gland

What did Dandy discover about the circulation of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain?

  • It doesn't circulate at all

  • It only circulates through the spinal cord

  • It circulates throughout the entire brain

  • It circulates through specific brain cavities called ventricles

Who is considered one of the founding fathers of neurosurgery?

  • Walter Dandy

  • Kenneth Blackfan

  • Victor Horsley

  • Harvey Cushing

What did Dandy study in the Hunterian laboratory at Johns Hopkins?

  • The spinal cord

  • The blood supply of the brain

  • The digestive system

  • The lungs

Who did Dandy collaborate with to discover the cause of hydrocephalus?

  • Harvey Cushing

  • Victor Horsley

  • Kenneth Blackfan

  • Rachel Kilpatrick Dandy


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