Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 13

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"
Paul Tournier

Paul Tournier

Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician and author; he is regarded as the twentieth century's most famous Christian physician

SwissMay 12, 1898246 views

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was a physician and educator who developed the approach of Montessori education

ItalianAugust 31, 1870490 views

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a psychologist and philosopher known for his theory of cognitive development

SwissAugust 9, 1896415 views

Havelock Ellis

Havelock Ellis was a British physician, writer, social reformer and psychologist best known for his works on human sexuality

BritishFebruary 2, 1859154 views

Paracelsus

Paracelsus was a Swiss German physician, philosopher, botanist and astrologer, known as the founder of toxicology

SwissDecember 17, 1493132 views

Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson was an American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who is known for introducing the world to the concept of ‘Identity Crisis’

CanadianJune 15, 1902224 views

John Locke

John Locke was a 17th century English philosopher and physician known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism"

BritishAugust 29, 1632362 views

Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American woman to receive a medical degree

Hippocrates

Hippocrates was a Greek physician

Greek460 BC218 views

Cyril Clarke

Sir Cyril Astley Clarke was a British physicist and scientist known for his work on prevention of Rh disease of the newborn

BritishSeptember 22, 1907139 views