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
Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD
Physician

Edward JennerEdward Jenner
17 May 1749
Physicians

John SnowJohn Snow
15 March 1813
Physician

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon

William HarveyWilliam Harvey
01 April 1578
Physician
Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

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

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician
Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor

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

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827
Surgeon and Scientist

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Surgeon

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
22 June 1918
English nurse

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

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

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds
01 June 1843
Scientist

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale
09 June 1875
Physiologist & Pharmacologist
James PagetJames Paget
11 January 1814
Founder of scientific medical pathology.

Richard LowerRichard Lower
1631 AD
Physician
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959
Cardiologist
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,

Harry HillHarry Hill
01 October 1964
Comedians
John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
21 January 1899
Physician, Serial killer

James BarryJames Barry
09 November 1795
military physician, Surgeon

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957
Psychotherapist, Novelist
Thomas YoungThomas Young
13 June 1773
Physician

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Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
06 September 1928
Neurologist, Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Physician

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Christian JessenChristian Jessen
04 March 1977
Physician

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,
Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Howard Walter FloreyHoward Walter Florey
24 September 1898
Australian pharmacologist

Michael DillonMichael Dillon
01 May 1915
Physician

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,
John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down
18 November 1828
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793
Physician, scientist

Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754
Physician, Chess player

Robert FluddRobert Fludd
17 January 1574
Physician

Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream
27 May 1850
Physician
William PalmerWilliam Palmer
06 August 1824
physician, serial killer

William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor
Hans SloaneHans Sloane
16 April 1660
Physician

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721
Author

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624
Physician
Henry MarshHenry Marsh
05 March 1950
Neurosurgeon

William GullWilliam Gull
31 December 1816
Physician
Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774
Surgeon

Ludwig GuttmannLudwig Guttmann
03 July 1899
Neurologist

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

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

Nicholas BarbonNicholas Barbon
1640 AD
Economist
William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759
Physician

William StukeleyWilliam Stukeley
07 November 1687
Physician

William FarrWilliam Farr
30 November 1807
Medical doctor

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
12 March 1864
Anthropologist
Robert EdwardsRobert Edwards
27 September 1925
Physiologist

Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer
Axel MuntheAxel Munthe
31 October 1857
Medical Doctor

William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University

George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771
Explorer, Surgeon
Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798
Physician, Hematologist

Sir James Whyte BlackJames Black
14 June 1924
Physician
Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
03 February 1790
Obstetrician

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD
Poet

Richard DollRichard Doll
28 October 1912
Physician
Edward BachEdward Bach
24 September 1886
Physician, Writer, Homeopath

Humphry OsmondHumphry Osmond
01 July 1917
Psychiatrist
Fiona WoodFiona Wood
02 February 1958
Plastic surgeon, Physician

Percivall PottPercivall Pott
06 January 1714
Surgeon

Thomas LodgeThomas Lodge
1558 AD
Writer

Patrick SteptoePatrick Steptoe
09 June 1913
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Sophia Louisa Jex-BlakeSophia Louisa Jex-Blake
21 January 1840
Physician
R. Austin FreemanR. Austin Freeman
11 April 1862
Writer

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
28 February 1865
Missionary

Frank PantridgeFrank Pantridge
03 October 1916
Physician

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

Graham WallasGraham Wallas
31 May 1858
Psychologist

John FothergillJohn Fothergill
08 March 1712
Physician

Anthony StorrAnthony Storr
18 May 1920
Psychiatrist

David HartleyDavid Hartley
30 August 1705
British physician and philosopher
John Boyd OrrJohn Boyd Orr
23 September 1880
Teacher

John CaiusJohn Caius
06 October 1510
Physician
Jonathan HutchinsonJonathan Hutchinson
23 July 1828
Surgeon

Sir William Jenner, 1st BaronetSir William Jenner, 1st Baronet
30 January 1815
Physician
William WitheringWilliam Withering
17 March 1741
Botanist
John Hughlings JacksonJohn Hughlings Jackson
04 April 1835
Neurologist