Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 10

Physicians or doctors have always been a very respected and revered group of people. The reasons for this are quite obvious; they have always been the healers and the voice of the necessity for good health. Due to the advancements in the understanding of medicine, physicians are generally categorized under various specialties like cardiologists, radiologists, internal medicine, surgeons and many more. These, however, are not the only classification of doctors. There are medical practitioners who practice traditional methods of healing; methods like Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine. The science of medicine has seen great advancements in the past and even more so in recent times; all of which have been the result of the work of some dedicated people. A list of such people would include names like Frederick Banting, who was famous for his work with insulin, Elizabeth Blackwell, she was the first woman in the US to get a medical degree and laid the foundation for the entry of women into medicine and Harvey Cushing, a neurosurgeon who is widely accepted as the father of brain surgery in its current form. The following is a list of the biographies, including trivia, timelines and the life stories, of many such men and women.

The Most Famous Physicians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jabir Ibn Hayyan721IranianJabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath
René Gerónimo FavaloroJuly 12, 1923ArgentinianRené Gerónimo Favaloro was a renowned Argentinean cardiovascular surgeon
Maria MontessoriAugust 31, 1870ItalianMaria Montessori was a physician and educator who developed the approach of Montessori education
Christiaan BarnardNovember 8, 1922South AfricanDr
Jean PiagetAugust 9, 1896SwissJean Piaget was a psychologist and philosopher known for his theory of cognitive development
Al-Zahrawi936SpanishAl-Zahrawi, was an illustrious medieval Arab Muslim physician and surgeon
Roger BannisterMarch 23, 1929BritishRoger Bannister is an English doctor, academic and a former athlete
NostradamusDecember 14, 1503FrenchNostradamus was a French physician and seer, best known for collection of prophesies, ‘Les Propheties’
Dr. MiamiApril 16, 1972AmericanMichael Salzhauer, who is best known by his nickname "Dr
John LockeAugust 29, 1632BritishJohn Locke was a 17th century English philosopher and physician known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism"
Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States

AmericanFebruary 14, 1847137 views

Anna Comnena

Anna Comnena was the Greek princess and scholar who wrote the ‘Alexiad’

GreekDecember 1, 1083208 views

Andrew Taylor Still

A physician, author and inventor, Andrew Taylor Still is credited for founding the ‘American School of Osteopathy’ in Missouri

AmericanAugust 6, 1828146 views

Guy De Chauliac

Chauliac was one of the most distinguished surgeons of the early medieval period

French1300155 views

Harvey Williams Cushing

Harvey Cushing is known as the father of ‘modern neurosurgery’

AmericanApril 8, 1869103 views

Jean-Martin Charcot

A French neurologist and professor, Jean-Martin was instrumental in developing modern science in the field of neurology and had 15 eponyms to his praise

FrenchNovember 29, 1825153 views

Alfred Blalock

Alfred Blalock was an American surgeon famous for his work on shock and blue baby syndrome

AmericanApril 5, 1899218 views

Girolamo Fracastoro

Girolamo Fracastoro was an Italian physician, poet, astronomer, and geologist

Italian1478113 views

Christiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician, who is known for his work on the disease beriberi

DutchAugust 11, 1858119 views