Famous Physicians - List of Famous Physicians - page 4

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"
Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a famous Spanish pathologist, neuroscientist and histologist

SpanishMay 1, 1852158 views

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Charles-Louis-Alphonse Laveran was a French physician, medical researcher and pathologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1907

FrenchJune 18, 184599 views

Alexandre Yersin

Alexandre Émile John Yersin, popularly known as Alexandre Yersin was a Franco-Swiss bacteriologist and physician

FrenchSeptember 22, 1863187 views

Samuel Hahnemann

Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician who founded the system of alternative medicine called homeopathy

FrenchApril 10, 1755121 views

Rudolf Virchow

Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, biologist, writer and politician

GermanOctober 13, 1821227 views

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

AmericanAugust 29, 1809102 views

Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel was a French biologist and surgeon who received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1912

FrenchJune 28, 1873125 views

Robert Koch

Robert Koch was a famous German microbiologist who identified the cause of various deadly diseases such as anthrax and cholera

GermanDecember 11, 1843153 views

Marcello Malpighi

Marcello Malpighi was a famous biologist who discovered the Red Blood Cells and is the eponym of the Malpighiaceae botanical family

ItalianMarch 10, 1628133 views

Thomas Willis

Thomas Willis was a famous English physician who is best known for his discovery of ‘Circle of Willlis’

BritishJanuary 27, 1621105 views