Famous British General Practitioners

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 1 Christian Jessen

Christian Jessen
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

A qualified doctor, Christian Jessen holds a degree in sexual health and has also worked extensively on areas such as HIV. He became a household name after appearing on TV shows such as Embarrassing Bodies. The gay physician has also appeared on non-medical reality shows, such as Ready Steady Cook.

 2 Rashid Buttar

Rashid Buttar
Famous As: Physician, Activist
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

 3 Hans Sloane

Hans Sloane
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 16, 1660
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killyleagh, Northern Ireland
Died: January 11, 1753

British doctor Hans Sloane traveled to Jamaica as a personal physician of the 2nd duke of Albermarle and was soon engrossed in the natural species of the region. He documented his collections, and they eventually helped form the British Museum. He is also known as the inventor of drinking chocolate.

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 4 Ran Laurie

Ran Laurie
Famous As: Physician, Rower
Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: September 19, 1998

 5 Nicholas Barbon

Nicholas Barbon
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 1640 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1698 AD

The son of a preacher, economist Nicholas Barbon actively participated in reconstructing London following the Great Fire of 1666 and then launched his own insurance company, pioneering fire insurance. As an economist, he penned significant works on the free market and division of labor. He was also a qualified doctor.

 6 William Thornton

William Thornton
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 20, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Died: March 28, 1828

British-American William Thornton was initially trained in medicine and that is when he began drawing and sketching as part of his medical notes. He later won a contest for the design of the Library Company of Philadelphia's new hall. He also designed the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

 7 George Crabbe

George Crabbe
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 24, 1754
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: February 3, 1834

George Crabbe was an English surgeon, poet, and clergyman. He began his career as a doctor's apprentice in the 1770s and later become a surgeon. After a few years, he pursued a living as a poet and also served as a clergyman in various capacities. He wrote poetry mainly in the form of heroic couplets. He was also a coleopterist. 

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 8 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

 9 Thomas Lodge

Thomas Lodge
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1558 AD
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1625

 10 Wilfred Grenfell

Wilfred Grenfell
Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: February 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parkgate, England
Died: October 9, 1940

English medical missionary to Newfoundland Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell KCMG, is noted for his years of service to the people of the colony. His relentless efforts in such pursuit led him to form the philanthropic organization Grenfell Mission and the International Grenfell Association to provide different services, including medical, social, educational, religious, and rehabilitation to the people there.

 11 Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison
Famous As: Medical Doctor
Birthdate: June 19, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hogsthorpe, England
Died: December 11, 1951

 12 William Prout

William Prout
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 15, 1785
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horton, England
Died: April 9, 1850

 13 John Boyd Orr

John Boyd Orr
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: September 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilmaurs, Scotland
Died: June 25, 1971

Apart from being a scientist and physician, John Boyd Orr also conducted ground-breaking research on nutrition. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was known for his campaigns to end world hunger, had also served the British army and navy as a medical officer. He was later knighted, too.

 14 Sir William Jenner, 1st Baronet

Sir William Jenner, 1st Baronet
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 30, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chatham, England
Died: December 11, 1898

 15 Michael Wigglesworth

Michael Wigglesworth
Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: October 18, 1631
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: June 10, 1705

 16 John Fothergill

John Fothergill
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 8, 1712
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: December 26, 1780

English physician John Fothergill revolutionized medical science by identifying the hardening of the arteries attached to the heart muscle in a case of angina pectoris. He is also said to have made coffee a popular beverage in England and supported coffee cultivation in the West Indies.

 17 Godfrey Huggins, 1st Viscount Malvern

Godfrey Huggins, 1st Viscount Malvern
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bexley, England
Died: May 8, 1971

 18 John Bastwick

John Bastwick
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1593 AD
Birthplace: Writtle, England
Died: 1654 AD

 19 Richard Blackmore

Richard Blackmore
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 22, 1654
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corsham, England
Died: October 9, 1729

 20 Edward Davy

Edward Davy
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: June 16, 1806
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottery St. Mary, England
Died: January 26, 1885

English physician and scientist Edward Davy is best known for his inventions such as his version of an electrochemical telegraph. He sold off the patent of his telegraph and moved to Australia later. He also developed the electromagnetic repeater. The Experimental Guide to Chemistry remains his most notable work.

 21 Katharina Dalton

Katharina Dalton
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 17, 2004

 22 Henry Jones

Henry Jones
Famous As: English whist player
Birthdate: November 2, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 10, 1899

 23 John Crofton

John Crofton
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 3, 2009

 24 Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster
Famous As: Astronomer, Naturalist, Physician
Birthdate: November 9, 1789
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 2, 1860

 25 John Jeremiah Bigsby

John Jeremiah Bigsby
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 14, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: February 10, 1881

 26 Samuel Musgrave

Samuel Musgrave
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: September 29, 1732
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washfield, England
Died: July 5, 1780