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

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

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician

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
Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget
18 January 1779
Lexicographer

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

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds
01 June 1843
Scientist
James PagetJames Paget
11 January 1814
Founder of scientific medical pathology.

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

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD
Physician
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD
surgeon

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959
Cardiologist

James HerriotJames Herriot
03 October 1916
Writer, Veterinarian, Autobiographer, Children's
Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912
Physician
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,

Robert ListonRobert Liston
28 October 1794
Surgeon

Michael DillonMichael Dillon
01 May 1915
Physician

John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
21 January 1899
Physician, Serial killer
John BowlbyJohn Bowlby
26 February 1907
Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
06 September 1928
Neurologist, Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Physician

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

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Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer
Hans SloaneHans Sloane
16 April 1660
Physician

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957
Psychotherapist, Novelist

Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream
27 May 1850
Physician
George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771
Explorer, Surgeon

Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754
Physician, Chess player
Marty MakaryMarty Makary
 

John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down
18 November 1828
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist

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

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624
Physician

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

Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774
Anatomist, Neuroscientist, Surgeon, Writer,

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

Ludwig GuttmannLudwig Guttmann
03 July 1899
Neurologist
Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798
Physician, Hematologist

Edward BachEdward Bach
24 September 1886
Physician, Writer, Homeopath
William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University

Fiona WoodFiona Wood
02 February 1958
Plastic surgeon, Physician

Sir William Gull, 1st BaronetSir William Gull, 1st Baronet
31 December 1816
 
John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson
29 October 1791
Physician, University teacher

Carol M. BlackCarol M. Black
Physician
Anthony StorrAnthony Storr
18 May 1920
Psychiatrist

Thomas LinacreThomas Linacre
1460 AD
Physician

Howard Walter FloreyHoward Walter Florey
24 September 1898
Australian pharmacologist
Thomas YoungThomas Young
13 June 1773
Physician

James BarryJames Barry
09 November 1795
military physician, Surgeon
Robert EdwardsRobert Edwards
27 September 1925
Physiologist

William PalmerWilliam Palmer
06 August 1824
physician, serial killer

Henry MarshHenry Marsh
1950 AD
neurosurgeon, university teacher, non-fiction

Richard MortonRichard Morton
1637 AD
Physician
Sir James Whyte BlackSir James Whyte Black
14 June 1924
 
Penelope J. LeachPenelope J. Leach
19 November 1937