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.
Edward JennerEdward Jenner
17 May 1749, British
Physicians
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743, Swiss, French
Physician

Samuel HahnemannSamuel Hahnemann
10 April 1755, German
Founder of Homeopathy

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
 

Joseph WarrenJoseph Warren
11 June 1741, American
Physician, Military Leader

René LaennecRené Laennec
17 February 1781, French
Inventor of Stethoscope
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
 

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

Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
11 May 1752, German
Physician

Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin
28 May 1738, French
Physician, Politician, Inventor

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

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694, French
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,
Anson JonesAnson Jones
20 January 1798, American
Politician

James LindJames Lind
04 October 1716, Scottish
Doctor

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

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author
Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754, British
Physician, Chess player

William BeaumontWilliam Beaumont
21 November 1785, American
Surgeon
George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771, Australian, British
Explorer, Surgeon

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793, British, Scottish
Physician, scientist

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

Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774, British, Scottish
Surgeon
William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759, British, American
Physician

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

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Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798, British
Physician, Hematologist
William StukeleyWilliam Stukeley
07 November 1687, British
Physician

Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
03 February 1790, British
Obstetrician

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

David BushnellDavid Bushnell
30 August 1740, American
Inventor
Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
22 April 1797, French
Physician, Physicist, Mathematician
Giovanni Battista MorgagniGiovanni Battista Morgagni
25 February 1682, Italian
Anatomist

Percivall PottPercivall Pott
06 January 1714, British
Surgeon

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754, British
Poet

John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson
29 October 1791, British
Physician, University teacher
Edward BancroftEdward Bancroft
20 January 1745, British, American
Physician

William WitheringWilliam Withering
17 March 1741, British
Botanist

Bernardino RamazziniBernardino Ramazzini
03 October 1633, Italian
Physician

Ephraim McDowellEphraim McDowell
11 November 1771, American
Physician

Philip MazzeiPhilip Mazzei
25 December 1730, Italian
Physician
William ProutWilliam Prout
15 January 1785, British
Chemist

Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742, French
Chemist
Justinus KernerJustinus Kerner
18 September 1786, German
Poet

Benjamin WaterhouseBenjamin Waterhouse
04 March 1754, American
Physician

Goldsworthy GurneyGoldsworthy Gurney
14 February 1793, British
Surgeon
Zabdiel BoylstonZabdiel Boylston
09 March 1676, American
Physician

Richard MeadRichard Mead
11 August 1673, British
Physician
Robert James GravesRobert James Graves
27 March 1796, Irish
Physician

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st BaronetSir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
09 June 1783, British
Physiologist

Diego de Torres VillarroelDiego de Torres Villarroel
17 June 1693, Spanish
Writer

Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
13 November 1715, German
Physician

Johann Peter FrankJohann Peter Frank
19 March 1745, German
Physician
James Cowles PrichardJames Cowles Prichard
11 February 1786, British
Physician

Edward HandEdward Hand
31 December 1744, Irish
Soldier

William CheseldenWilliam Cheselden
19 October 1688, British
Surgeon

Franz Xaver von BaaderFranz Xaver von Baader
27 March 1765, German
Philosopher
Henri DutrochetHenri Dutrochet
14 November 1776, French
Physician

Leopold AuenbruggerLeopold Auenbrugger
19 November 1722, Austrian
Physician
Gilbert BlaneGilbert Blane
29 August 1749, Scottish
Physician

Richard BlackmoreRichard Blackmore
22 January 1654, British
Poet

Bernhard Siegfried AlbinusBernhard Siegfried Albinus
24 February 1697, German
Anatomist
John TorreyJohn Torrey
15 August 1796, American
Botanist

François-Joseph TalmaFrançois-Joseph Talma
15 January 1763, French
Actor
Mark AkensideMark Akenside
09 November 1721, British
Poet

Johann Friedrich MeckelJohann Friedrich Meckel
17 October 1781, German
Anatomist

Matthew BaillieMatthew Baillie
27 October 1761, British, Scottish
Physician
George BirkbeckGeorge Birkbeck
10 January 1776, British
hysician

François-Joseph-Victor BroussaisFrançois-Joseph-Victor Broussais
17 December 1772, French
Physician
Edward TysonEdward Tyson
20 January 1651, British
Scientist

James TytlerJames Tytler
17 December 1745, American, Scottish
Apothecary

Alexander Monro (secundus)Alexander Monro (secundus)
22 May 1733, Scottish
Physician

Robert SibbaldRobert Sibbald
15 April 1641, Scottish
Physician
Sir John Pringle, 1st BaronetSir John Pringle, 1st Baronet
10 April 1707, Scottish
Physician
John HunterJohn Hunter
13 February 1728, Scottish
military physician, physician, university teacher

Thomas YoungThomas Young
13 June 1773, British
Physician

James BarryJames Barry
09 November 1795, British
military physician, Surgeon

Antoine de JussieuAntoine de Jussieu
06 July 1686, French
Plant biologist
Giovanni Maria LancisiGiovanni Maria Lancisi
26 October 1654, Italian
Physician

Antonio FranconiAntonio Franconi
1737 AD, Italian
Physician

Jean-Baptiste BouillaudJean-Baptiste Bouillaud
16 September 1796, French
Physician

Étienne François GeoffroyÉtienne François Geoffroy
13 February 1672, French
Physician

William Reid ClannyWilliam Reid Clanny
1776 AD, Irish
Physician
Johann Jakob ReiskeJohann Jakob Reiske
25 December 1716, German
Scholar

Jared EliotJared Eliot
07 November 1685, American
Physician
Karl Ferdinand von GräfeKarl Ferdinand von Gräfe
08 March 1787, German
Surgeon

John AveryJohn Avery
02 September 1739, American
Politician
Domenico GuglielminiDomenico Guglielmini
27 September 1655, Italian
Mathematician
Samuel MusgraveSamuel Musgrave
29 September 1732, British
Physician