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

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827
Surgeon and Scientist

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon

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

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

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Surgeon

Thomas WillisThomas Willis
27 January 1621
English Doctor

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale
09 June 1875
Physiologist & Pharmacologist
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.
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

Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan
01 April 1959
Cardiologist

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield
1957 AD
surgeon
Harry HillHarry Hill
01 October 1964
Comedians

Christian JessenChristian Jessen
04 March 1977
Physician
Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen
15 August 1958
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist,

William FarrWilliam Farr
30 November 1807
Medical doctor

Marty MakaryMarty Makary
 
Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician

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Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry
01 November 1957
Psychotherapist, Novelist
John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams
21 January 1899
Physician, Serial killer

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

Wilfred BionWilfred Bion
08 September 1897
Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, Psychologist

Michael DillonMichael Dillon
01 May 1915
Physician
Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple
11 October 1949
Journalist, Psychiatrist, Conspiracy theorist,
Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream
27 May 1850
Physician

Hans SloaneHans Sloane
16 April 1660
Physician

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

Kevin FongKevin Fong
21 May 1971
Consultant, Television presenter, Lecturer
William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo
31 May 1819
Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721
Author

Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler
11 July 1754
Physician, Chess player

Robert FluddRobert Fludd
17 January 1574
Physician

John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down
18 November 1828
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist
Alex ComfortAlex Comfort
10 February 1920
Physician, Writer, University teacher,

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist
George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771
Explorer, Surgeon

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison
02 April 1793
Physician, scientist
Nicholas BarbonNicholas Barbon
1640 AD
Economist

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624
Physician
Axel MuntheAxel Munthe
31 October 1857
Medical Doctor

Charles BellCharles Bell
12 November 1774
Surgeon

W. H. R. RiversW. H. R. Rivers
12 March 1864
Anthropologist

Fiona WoodFiona Wood
02 February 1958
Plastic surgeon, Physician

William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759
Physician
William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University

Ludwig GuttmannLudwig Guttmann
03 July 1899
Neurologist

Edward BachEdward Bach
24 September 1886
Physician, Writer, Homeopath

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin
17 August 1798
Physician, Hematologist
William StukeleyWilliam Stukeley
07 November 1687
Physician

Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
03 February 1790
Obstetrician
Graham WallasGraham Wallas
31 May 1858
Psychologist

Wilfred GrenfellWilfred Grenfell
28 February 1865
Missionary

Percivall PottPercivall Pott
06 January 1714
Surgeon
Thomas LodgeThomas Lodge
1558 AD
Writer

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD
Poet
George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754
Poet

John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson
29 October 1791
Physician, University teacher

Sir William Gull, 1st BaronetSir William Gull, 1st Baronet
31 December 1816
 
Frank PantridgeFrank Pantridge
03 October 1916
Physician

R. Austin FreemanR. Austin Freeman
11 April 1862
Writer
Edward BancroftEdward Bancroft
20 January 1745
Physician

William WitheringWilliam Withering
17 March 1741
Botanist

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

Patrick SteptoePatrick Steptoe
09 June 1913
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mary Corinna Putnam JacobiMary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
31 August 1842
Physician
John Hughlings JacksonJohn Hughlings Jackson
04 April 1835
Neurologist

John CaiusJohn Caius
06 October 1510
Physician

Anthony StorrAnthony Storr
18 May 1920
Psychiatrist

Julian PetoJulian Peto
Statistician
Carol M. BlackCarol M. Black
26 December 1939
Physician

William ProutWilliam Prout
15 January 1785
Chemist

Thomas LinacreThomas Linacre
1460 AD
Physician

Charles Gabriel SeligmanCharles Gabriel Seligman
24 December 1873
Physician

Sir William Jenner, 1st BaronetSir William Jenner, 1st Baronet
30 January 1815
Physician
John MayowJohn Mayow
24 May 1640
Chemist

Goldsworthy GurneyGoldsworthy Gurney
14 February 1793
Surgeon
Richard MeadRichard Mead
11 August 1673
Physician

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st BaronetSir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
09 June 1783
Physiologist
William BuddWilliam Budd
14 September 1811
Physician
Wilfred TrotterWilfred Trotter
03 November 1872
Surgeon