Shadowing a Doctor

August 14, 2017

Aside from the health benefits of listening to your favourite tunes, there are plenty of links between medicine and music.

There’s a long history of band names, song themes and product marketing drawing inspiration from medical terms – this quiz tests how much you’ve been paying attention.

Are you a music trivia genius? A medical fact repository? A healthy mix of both?

Let’s find out!

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<iframe style="width:100%;height:300px;border:1px solid #cfcfcf;" src=""><section><h2>The Ultimate Medicinal Music Test</h2><p></p></section><section><h2>Which rock duo recorded the bluesy indie hit “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine”?</h2></section><section><h3>What was Robert Palmer suffering from when he sang “Doctor, doctor, give me the news…”?</h3></section><section><h3>Which dental anaesthetic did alt-rockers Eels think would sooth their soul in 1996?</h3></section><section><h3>What was the name of the 2009 Marrow track released via a USB shaped like a pill container?</h3></section><section><h3>Which Gregory Isaacs song shares its name with a popular cold & flu brand?</h3></section><section><h3>Can you name the 80s band that took their name from the stimulant Dextroamphetamine?</h3></section><section><h3>In 2017, Dexter Holland gained a PhD for his HIV research; which famous pop-punk band does he sing for?</h3></section><section><h3>Which beloved rock star famously finished a full set after he fell from the stage and broke his leg in 2015?</h3></section><section><h3>What percentage of different humans' brains respond exactly the same way to musical stimulus?</h3></section><section><h2>Diagnosis: One Hit Wonder</h2><p><div>Better luck next time. Either you're not much of a music buff or have better things to do than learn about the links between medicinal practice and musicians.</div><div><br></div><div>Think of it as a learning experience, it's better for your health if you look on the bright side! </div></p></section><section><h3>Diagnosis: Worth A Listen</h3><p><div>Not bad. You're aware that sometimes healthcare and music cross over to create a beautiful, inspirational partnership of ideas. </div><div><br></div><div>However, there's still plenty for you to learn so get out there and track down those medicinal melodies.</div></p></section><section><h3>Diagnosis: Musical Icon</h3><p><div>You're an expert on all things to do with medicine in music. If there's a lyric, band name or piece of trivia linking tunes to treatment - you make it your business to know about it. </div><div><br></div><div>While this may not be seen as essential knowledge, who cares? You're the best!</div></p></section></iframe>