Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 12

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"
Jack Kevorkian

Jack Kevorkian

Jack Kevorkian was an American pathologist and euthanasia activist, commonly known as “Dr.Death” who assisted terminally ill patients in committing suicide

AmericanMay 26, 192894 views

Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders was a prominent nurse, social worker and physician who emphasized the importance of palliative care in modern medicine

BritishJune 22, 1918147 views

Jabir Ibn Hayyan

Jabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath

Iranian721633 views

Dr. Miami

Michael Salzhauer, who is best known by his nickname "Dr

AmericanApril 16, 1972367 views

Bennet Omalu

Bennet Omalu, is a Nigerian American physician, neuropathologist, and forensic pathologist

AmericanJanuary 1, 1968125 views

Al-Zahrawi

Al-Zahrawi, was an illustrious medieval Arab Muslim physician and surgeon

Spanish936396 views

Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister is an English doctor, academic and a former athlete

BritishMarch 23, 1929382 views

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a German born French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary

FrenchJanuary 14, 1875238 views

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is an anthropologist and physician who co-founded the health organization - Partners In Health (PIH)

AmericanOctober 26, 1959300 views