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Medical Quiz: Music and Medicine – Answers

by Suzanne Daniluk, RN on April 22nd, 2014

These songs are about which diseases/conditions?  

“Streets of Philadelphia”
“The Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen is an Oscar-winning song about HIV/AIDS from the 1993 film Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

Lithium is a medication that has been used for treatment of bi-polar disorder, presumably the topic of the Nirvana song.

“She’s Lost Control”
“She’s Lost Control” is about epilepsy.  The late Ian Curtis, frontman of Joy Division and the song’s lyricist, himself had the disorder.

 Match the song title with the artist:

1. Cat Scratch Fever G. Ted Nugent
2. Double Vision E. Foreigner
3. 19th Nervous Breakdown A. The Rolling Stones
4. Poison Ivy B. The Coasters
5. Headache C. Frank Black
6. Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu F. Johnny Rivers
7. Doctor My Eyes D. Jackson Browne





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