Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 11

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"
Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean physician and epidemiologist

René Gerónimo Favaloro

René Gerónimo Favaloro was a renowned Argentinean cardiovascular surgeon

ArgentinianJuly 12, 1923543 views

Theodor Billroth

Theodor Billroth was a great surgeon who invented many surgical procedures

AustrianApril 26, 1829155 views

Charles Best

Charles Best was a great scientist and a renowned physiologist who is remembered for being the co-discoverer of insulin

CanadianFebruary 27, 1899287 views

Frederick Banting

Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist and physician who won the Nobel Prize for discovering insulin

CanadianNovember 14, 1891193 views

Mason Andrews

Mason Andrews is a prominent name in the history of medical science

AmericanApril 19, 1919117 views

Virginia Apgar

Known for inventing a novel newborn scoring system, Virginia Apgar was a reputed Physician

AmericanJune 7, 1909160 views

Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton was a physician and legislator who was a signer of the U.S

American1714144 views

Charles Nicolle

Charles Jules Henry Nicolle was French bacteriologist who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on typhus

FrenchSeptember 21, 1866118 views

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush, a physician and educator, was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America

AmericanJanuary 4, 1746143 views