Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 3

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
Mae JemisonOctober 17, 1956AmericanMae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space
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
Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg was a German physiologist and physician

GermanOctober 8, 1883153 views

Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian

Edgar Adrian was an English electrophysiologist who was one of the winners of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology

BritishNovember 30, 1889121 views

Joseph Erlanger

Joseph Erlanger was a renowned American physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1994

AmericanJanuary 5, 1874126 views

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949

SwissMarch 17, 1881148 views

Henry Hallett Dale

Sir Henry Hallett Dale was a British physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1936

BritishJune 9, 1875119 views

William P. Murphy

William Parry Murphy was a renowned American physician who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 1934

Róbert Bárány

Róbert Bárány was an Austro-Hungarian otologist whoreceived the ‘Nobel Prize for Physiology’ or Medicine in 1914

AustrianApril 22, 1876118 views

Niels Ryberg Finsen

Niels Ryberg Finsen was an Icelandic Faroese-Danish physician and scientist famous for his invention of modern phototherapy

DanishDecember 15, 1860193 views

Allvar Gullstrand

Allvar Gullstrand was a reputed Swedish ophthalmologist and optician who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine’ in 1911

SwedishJune 5, 1862161 views

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was an Italian physician, biologist and pathologist who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1906.

ItalianJuly 7, 1843159 views