Physicians or doctors from across the world have garnered much respect and admiration for the hard work that they do. Popularly known as the healers of the world, physicians are human magicians who with their deep understanding and knowledge bereft individual suffering and put an end to malignant diseases and sickness. Every country today has its own list of physicians who have mastered the art of curing. However, in this particular section, we shall be throwing limelight on British physicians. From child prodigy James Parkinson to founder of modern pathology James Paget, preventer of Rh haemolytic disease Sir Cyril Astley Clarke to first female British physician Elizabeth Blackwell, the list goes endless. The turn of 19th century saw the likes of Thomas Addison who discovered Addison’s disease and Addisonian anemia, Cicely Saunders who emphasized the importance of palliative care in modern medicine, and the like. 20th century Britain was no less as significant British physicians such as Oliver Sacks who authored numerous best-selling books recording case histories of people with neurological disorders, Magdi Yacoub who is known for his pioneering work in the field of heart surgery came under prominence. To know more on the life and works of famous British physicians, read on.
John LockeJohn Locke
29 August 1632
Father of Classical Liberalism
Edward JennerEdward Jenner
17 May 1749
Physicians

John SnowJohn Snow
15 March 1813
Physician

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827
Surgeon and Scientist

William HarveyWilliam Harvey
01 April 1578
Physician
Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon

Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician
Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

Elizabeth Garrett AndersonElizabeth Garrett Anderson
09 June 1836
Mayor of Aldeburgh
Henry GrayHenry Gray
1827 AD
Anatomist and surgeon

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918
English nurse

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Surgeon

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale
09 June 1875
Physiologist & Pharmacologist

Thomas WillisThomas Willis
27 January 1621
English Doctor
Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget
18 January 1779
Lexicographer

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds
01 June 1843
Scientist

Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron AdrianEdgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian
30 November 1889
Electrophysiologist

James PagetJames Paget
11 January 1814
Founder of scientific medical pathology.
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician
Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD
Physician

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD
surgeon

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959
Cardiologist
Harry HillHarry Hill
01 October 1964
Comedians

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,
Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957
Psychotherapist, Novelist

Christian JessenChristian Jessen
04 March 1977
Physician

Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician
John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
21 January 1899
Physician, Serial killer

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Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,

Michael DillonMichael Dillon
01 May 1915
Physician

Marty MakaryMarty Makary
 

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
06 September 1928
Neurologist, Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Physician
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist
Hans SloaneHans Sloane
16 April 1660
Physician

Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream
27 May 1850
Physician

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721
Author

Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754
Physician, Chess player
Robert FluddRobert Fludd
17 January 1574
Physician

William FarrWilliam Farr
30 November 1807
Medical doctor

Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
10 February 1920
Physician, Writer, University teacher,

William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor

Nicholas BarbonNicholas Barbon
1640 AD
Economist
John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down
18 November 1828
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist

Axel MuntheAxel Munthe
31 October 1857
Medical Doctor
George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771
Explorer, Surgeon

William GullWilliam Gull
31 December 1816
Physician

Ludwig GuttmannLudwig Guttmann
03 July 1899
Neurologist
Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793
Physician, scientist
Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

Fiona WoodFiona Wood
02 February 1958
Plastic surgeon, Physician

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist

Richard DollRichard Doll
28 October 1912
Physician

William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University
W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
12 March 1864
Anthropologist

William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759
Physician

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624
Physician

Humphry OsmondHumphry Osmond
01 July 1917
Psychiatrist
Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774
Surgeon

Edward BachEdward Bach
24 September 1886
Physician, Writer, Homeopath
William StukeleyWilliam Stukeley
07 November 1687
Physician

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798
Physician, Hematologist

Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
03 February 1790
Obstetrician
R. Austin FreemanR. Austin Freeman
11 April 1862
Writer

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754
Poet
John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson
29 October 1791
Physician, University teacher

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount AddisonChristopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison
19 June 1869
Medical Doctor

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
28 February 1865
Missionary
Thomas LodgeThomas Lodge
1558 AD
Writer

Patrick SteptoePatrick Steptoe
09 June 1913
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Graham WallasGraham Wallas
31 May 1858
Psychologist

Sir William Gull, 1st BaronetSir William Gull, 1st Baronet
31 December 1816
 

Percivall PottPercivall Pott
06 January 1714
Surgeon

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD
Poet
William WitheringWilliam Withering
17 March 1741
Botanist
Anthony StorrAnthony Storr
18 May 1920
Psychiatrist

Mary Corinna Putnam JacobiMary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
31 August 1842
Physician

Astley CooperAstley Cooper
23 August 1768
Surgeon

Jonathan HutchinsonJonathan Hutchinson
23 July 1828
Surgeon
Victor HorsleyVictor Horsley
14 April 1857
British surgeon

Frank PantridgeFrank Pantridge
03 October 1916
Physician

Thomas LinacreThomas Linacre
1460 AD
Physician

John CaiusJohn Caius
06 October 1510
Physician

John Hughlings JacksonJohn Hughlings Jackson
04 April 1835
Neurologist
Richard BrightRichard Bright
28 September 1789
Physician

Edward BancroftEdward Bancroft
20 January 1745
Physician
James Cowles PrichardJames Cowles Prichard
11 February 1786
Physician

William ProutWilliam Prout
15 January 1785
Chemist
Charles Gabriel SeligmanCharles Gabriel Seligman
24 December 1873
Physician
Goldsworthy GurneyGoldsworthy Gurney
14 February 1793
Surgeon