Did you know that Hippocrates was the first ever man to diss the idea that diseases were caused by evil spirits or displeasure of gods and provided a more physical and rational explanation for it, thereby laying the cornerstone for modern day medicine? (That is how we have the famous Hippocratic Oath!) While Hippocrates is revered as the "Father of Western Medicine," the modern day world owes much of its medical feats to the American physicians. Had it not been for their groundbreaking, avant-garde medical breakthroughs, the world would have never known artificial kidney or artificial blood. American physicians like Charles Horace Mayo, William Osler Abbott, Virginia Apgar, Benjamin Spock and Ben Carson have played crucial roles in making medicine what it is today. From medical inventions to life saving surgeries, let us explore the biography, timeline, trivia and facts of such famous, exemplary American physicians whose enormous contribution to the world of medicine has been boundless.
Mae JemisonMae Jemison

17 October 1956

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian

26 May 1928

Patch AdamsPatch Adams

28 May 1945

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker

26 November 1832

Ron PaulRon Paul

20 August 1935

Bennet OmaluBennet Omalu

31 August 1968

Erik EriksonErik Erikson

15 June 1902

Russell M. NelsonRussell M. Nelson

09 September 1924

Connie BoothConnie Booth

31 January 1944

Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew

03 June 1904

Edgar BuchananEdgar Buchanan

20 March 1903

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Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell

03 February 1821

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock

02 May 1903

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush

04 January 1746

Michael DeBakeyMichael DeBakey

07 September 1908

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer

26 October 1959

Alfred BlalockAlfred Blalock

05 April 1899

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Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar

07 June 1909

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw

14 February 1847

William James MayoWilliam James Mayo

29 June 1861

Denton CooleyDenton Cooley

22 August 1920

Dr. MiamiDr. Miami

16 April 1972

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Daniel Carleton GajdusekDaniel Carleton Gajdusek

09 September 1923

Ferid MuradFerid Murad

14 September 1936

Andrew Taylor StillAndrew Taylor Still

06 August 1828

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus

18 December 1939

Gerald EdelmanGerald Edelman

01 July 1929

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Lyman HallLyman Hall

12 April 1724

Edward Donnall ThomasE. Donnall Thomas

15 March 1920

Adrian KantrowitzAdrian Kantrowitz

04 October 1918

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Charles BrentonCharles Brenton Huggins

22 September 1901

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally

30 November 1926

Philip Showalter HenchPhilip Showalter Hench

28 February 1896

Joseph ErlangerJoseph Erlanger

05 January 1874

Orvan HessOrvan Hess

18 June 1906

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Charles BestCharles Best

27 February 1899

Mason AndrewsMason Andrews

19 April 1919

Doctor MikeDoctor Mike

12 November 1989

Joseph E. MurrayJoseph E. Murray

01 April 1919

George Richards MinotGeorge Richards Minot

02 December 1885

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Tran JeongTran Jeong

24 February 1972

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes

16 May 1861

William Kennedy SmithWilliam Kennedy Smith

04 September 1960

Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen

12 November 1866

Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta

23 October 1969

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor

31 May 1834

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John Harvey KelloggJohn Harvey Kellogg

26 February 1852

Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald

12 October 1943

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo

23 March 1933

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas

29 August 1910

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi

29 September 1934

Baruch GoldsteinBaruch Goldstein

09 December 1956

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John MoneyJohn Money

08 July 1921

Marci BowersMarci Bowers

18 January 1958

Patricia BathPatricia Bath

04 November 1942

Steven M. GreerSteven M. Greer

28 June 1955

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams

18 January 1856

Renée RichardsRenée Richards

19 August 1934

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Howard GardnerHoward Gardner

11 July 1943

Joseph MercolaJoseph Mercola

08 July 1954

Garth FisherGarth Fisher

01 September 1958

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted

23 September 1852

Samuel MuddSamuel Mudd

20 December 1833

Robert GalloRobert Gallo

23 March 1937

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Andrew WeilAndrew Weil

08 June 1942

Thomas C. DurantThomas C. Durant

06 February 1820

Donald HarveyDonald Harvey

15 April 1952

George TillerGeorge Tiller

08 August 1941

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz

15 April 1920

Jennifer AshtonJennifer Ashton

23 April 1969

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Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
Joseph WarrenJoseph Warren

11 June 1741

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich

03 February 1920