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A directory of world famous physicians and their comprehensive biographies.

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.
Adrian Kantrowitz Adrian Kantrowitz

Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz was an eminent surgeon and ...

Alfred Adler Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was a renowned physician and ...

Alfred Blalock Alfred Blalock

A personality of great stature and repute, Alfred ...

Andreas Vesalius Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius was a 16th century Flemish ...

Andrew Taylor Still Andrew Taylor Still

Andrew spent most of his childhood in the ...

Anna Comnena Anna Comnena

Anna Comnena was a Greek princess and scholar who ...

Anna Howard Shaw Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw was an American physician and a ...

Barry Marshall Barry Marshall

A Nobel Prize laureate, Barry James Marshall is ...

Ben Carson Ben Carson

Ben Carson, now a retired American neurosurgeon ...

Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush was one of the major political ...

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock was an American ...

Carl Jung Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung was a famous psychiatrist and ...

Carlo Urbani Carlo Urbani

Italian epidemiologist Carlo Urbani was the first ...

Charles Best Charles Best

Charles Herbert Best was an American-Canadian ...

Charles Horace Mayo Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo was a famous, American ...

Charles. R. Drew Charles R. Drew

Charles Richard Drew was a famous American ...

Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard

It was on the historical third day of December in ...

Christiaan Eijkman Christiaan Eijkman

A renowned Dutch physician and a Nobel Prize ...

Cicely Saunders Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders was a renowned nurse, physician ...

Clarence Walton Lillehei Clarence Walton Lillehei

A pioneer in open heart surgery, Clarence Walton ...

Cyril Clarke Cyril Clarke

Sir Cyril Astley Clarke was a British physicist ...

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek was a famous physician ...

Denton Cooley Denton Cooley

American cardiologist Denton Cooley is the ...

Edward Jenner Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is a physician who continues to be ...

Elizabeth Blackwell Elizabeth Blackwell

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to ...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Elizabeth Garrett Anderso...

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was a 19th century ...

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson

Erik Homburger Erikson was a German-born American ...

Fred Hollows Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist ...

Frederick Banting Frederick Banting

Frederick Banting is a fabled name in the sphere ...

Galen Galen

Galen was an ancient Greek physician and surgeon ...

George Richards Minot George Richards Minot

George Richards Minot was a famous American ...

Girolamo Fracastoro Girolamo Fracastoro

Girolamo Fracastoro was a prominent Italian ...

Guy De Chauliac Guy De Chauliac

Guy de Chauliac was a popular surgeon of the ...

Hans Asperger Hans Asperger

Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger identified ...

Hans Eysenck Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck was a German born prominent ...

Harvey Williams Cushing Harvey Williams Cushing

Dr. Harvey Cushing was given the title of the ...

Havelock Ellis Havelock Ellis

Henry Havelock Ellis, better known as Havelock ...

Henry Faulds Henry Faulds

Henry Faulds was a Scottish physician, missionary ...

Henry Gray Henry Gray

Henry Gray is still remembered for his pioneering ...

Hermann Rorschach Hermann Rorschach

The Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach is ...

Howard Florey Howard Florey

Though Sir Alexander Fleming is credited with the ...

Ian Frazer Ian Frazer

A Scottish-born Australian scientist, Ian Frazer ...

Immanuel Velikovsky Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian-Jewish ...

Ivan Pavlov Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov was a Russian physiologist famous for ...

Jack Kevorkian Jack Kevorkian

Jacob “Jack” Kevorkian was an American ...

James Paget James Paget

Sir James Paget was a famous British surgeon and ...

James Parkinson James Parkinson

James Parkinson was an English surgeon who ...

Janet Lane-Claypon Janet Lane-Claypon

Janet Lane-Claypon is known as one of the ...

Jean Piaget Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist and ...

Jean-Martin Charcot Jean-Martin Charcot

Considered as the ‘Napoleon of ...

Jose Rizal Jose Rizal

Hailed as the greatest national hero of the ...

Joseph Lister Joseph Lister

Sir Joseph Lister is a renowned English surgeon ...

Ludvig Puusepp Ludvig Puusepp

Estonian scientist Ludvig Puusepp is recognized ...

Lyman Hall Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was an American physician and ...

Mae Jemison Mae Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and ...

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub

Magdi Yacoub is one of the world's most respected ...

Maria Montessori Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and ...

Mason Andrews Mason Andrews

Mason Cooke Andrews, born in Norfolk, was indeed ...

Matthew Thornton Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton was an Irish born American ...

Michael DeBakey Michael DeBakey

A pioneer in surgery, American cardiovascular ...

Norman Bethune Norman Bethune

Norman Bethune was a great physician who ...

Orvan Hess Orvan Hess

Orvan Walter Hess was an American obstetrician ...

Paracelsus Paracelsus

Paracelsus was a renowned German physician born ...

Patch Adams Patch Adams

Patch Adams is an American physician, clown and a ...

Paul Farmer Paul Farmer

Paul Edward Farmer is an anthropologist and ...

Peter Mark Roget Peter Mark Roget

Peter Mark Roget was an English physician, ...

R. D. Laing R. D. Laing

Ronald David Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist ...

René Gerónimo Favaloro René Gerónimo Favaloro...

An eminent cardiac surgeon from Argentina, Dr. ...

René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec René Laennec

Known as the father of clinical auscultation, ...

Richard Lower Richard Lower

A pioneer of many ground-breaking concepts in ...

Robert Winston Robert Winston

Robert Winston is arguably one of the most ...

Robin Warren Robin Warren

Australian pathologist and Nobel Laureate, Robin ...

Roger Bannister Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE is a former ...

Ron Paul Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul is a physician ...

Ronald Ross Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross was a renowned British physician, ...

Salvador Mazza Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean ...

Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud

Regarded as one of the ‘most important thinkers ...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle is the widely read Scottish ...

Theodor Billroth Theodor Billroth

Christian Albert Theodor Billroth is remembered ...

Theodor Kocher Theodor Kocher

Emil Theodor Kocher was the first surgeon to ...

Upendranath Brahmachari Upendranath Brahmachari

Rai Bahadur Sir Upendranath Brahmachari was a ...

Victor Chang Victor Chang

Dr Victor Chang was a renowned cardiac surgeon ...

Virginia Apgar  Virginia Apgar

Virginia Apgar challenged and reformed the face ...

William Harvey William Harvey

Most people are fascinated with how the blood ...

William James Mayo William James Mayo

William James Mayo was a renowned physician and ...