Famous 18th Century Physicians
Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Physicians, including Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Edward Jenner, Jean-Paul Marat, Benjamin Rush and Luigi Galvani.
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743, Swiss, French
Physician
Edward JennerEdward Jenner
17 May 1749, British
Physicians

Samuel HahnemannSamuel Hahnemann
10 April 1755, German
Founder of Homeopathy

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
 

René LaennecRené Laennec
17 February 1781, French
Inventor of Stethoscope

Lyman HallLyman Hall
12 April 1724, American
Signer of United States Declaration of
James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755, British
Surgeon

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget
18 January 1779, British
Lexicographer

Matthew ThorntonMatthew Thornton
1714 AD, American
 

Robert ListonRobert Liston
28 October 1794, British
Surgeon
Joseph WarrenJoseph Warren
11 June 1741, American
Military physician, Physician

Luigi GalvaniLuigi Galvani
09 September 1737, Italian
Anatomist, Physicist, Physician, University
Franz MesmerFranz Mesmer
23 May 1734, German
Physician, Astrologer

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
11 May 1752, German
Physician

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694, French
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,
Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin
28 May 1738, French
Physician, Politician, Inventor

Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737, German
Politician, Physician
James LindJames Lind
04 October 1716, Scottish
Doctor

Anson JonesAnson Jones
20 January 1798, American
Politician

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author
Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730, Dutch
Botanist, Physician, Physicist

William BeaumontWilliam Beaumont
21 November 1785, American
Surgeon
Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754, British
Physician, Chess player

George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771, Australian, British
Explorer, Surgeon

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737, French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,

Franz Joseph GallFranz Joseph Gall
09 March 1758, German
Physician, Neuroscientist
Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793, British, Scottish
Physician, scientist
Ernst Heinrich WeberErnst Heinrich Weber
24 June 1795, German
Psychologist, Physician

Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774, British
Anatomist, Neuroscientist, Surgeon, Writer,

Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
08 July 1766, French
Military physician, Surgeon

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798, British
Physician, Hematologist
William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710, British, Scottish
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University

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Jean Marc Gaspard ItardJean Marc Gaspard Itard
24 April 1774, French
Physician, Educationist

Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
22 April 1797, French
Physician, Physicist, Mathematician

John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson
29 October 1791, British
Physician, University teacher

Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
13 November 1715, German
Physician
Thomas YoungThomas Young
13 June 1773, British
Physician

John HunterJohn Hunter
13 February 1728, Scottish
military physician, physician, university teacher
James BarryJames Barry
09 November 1795, British
military physician, Surgeon

James BraidJames Braid
19 June 1795, Scottish
hypnotist, physician, hypnotherapist

John RolphJohn Rolph
04 March 1793, Canadian
Physician
Julien Offroy de La MettrieJulien Offroy de La Mettrie
23 November 1709, French
Physician