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.
René LaennecRené Laennec
17 February 1781, French
Inventor of Stethoscope
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
 

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755, British
Surgeon

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget
18 January 1779, British
Lexicographer
Lyman HallLyman Hall
12 April 1724, American
Signer of United States Declaration of

Matthew ThorntonMatthew Thornton
1714 AD, American
 

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743, Swiss, French
Politician, Journalist, Physician, Physicist,

Franz MesmerFranz Mesmer
23 May 1734, German
Physician, Astrologer
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

Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737, German
Politician, Physician

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

George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771, Australian, British
Explorer, Surgeon
Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754, British
Physician, Chess player

Anson JonesAnson Jones
20 January 1798, American
Politician

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793, British, Scottish
Physician, scientist
Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774, British
Anatomist, Neuroscientist, Surgeon, Writer,

Franz Joseph GallFranz Joseph Gall
09 March 1758, German
Physician, Neuroscientist
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
08 July 1766, French
Military physician, Surgeon

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730, Dutch
Botanist, Physician, Physicist

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798, British
Physician, Hematologist

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737, French
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710, British, Scottish
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University
Jean Marc Gaspard ItardJean Marc Gaspard Itard
24 April 1774, French
Physician, Educationist

Ernst Heinrich WeberErnst Heinrich Weber
24 June 1795, German
Psychologist, Physician

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

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James BraidJames Braid
19 June 1795, Scottish
hypnotist, physician, hypnotherapist
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe LaennecRene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec
17 February 1781, French
 

John RolphJohn Rolph
04 March 1793, Canadian
Physician