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

Edward JennerEdward Jenner

17 May 1749

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister

05 April 1827

William HarveyWilliam Harvey

01 April 1578

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister

23 March 1929

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub

16 November 1935

Robert WinstonRobert Winston

15 July 1940

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis

02 February 1859

Ronald RossRonald Ross

13 May 1857

Henry GrayHenry Gray

1827 AD

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders

22 June 1918

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James ParkinsonJames Parkinson

11 April 1755

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget

18 January 1779

Thomas WillisThomas Willis

27 January 1621

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale

09 June 1875

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds

01 June 1843

James PagetJames Paget

11 January 1814

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Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon

03 February 1877

Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke

22 September 1907

Andrew WakefieldAndrew Wakefield

1957 AD

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

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Hasnat KhanHasnat Khan

01 April 1959

James HerriotJames Herriot

03 October 1916

Stephen WardStephen Ward

19 October 1912

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen

15 August 1958

Robert ListonRobert Liston

28 October 1794

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby

26 February 1907

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Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor

21 May 1832

John Bodkin AdamsJohn Bodkin Adams

21 January 1899

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins

06 September 1928

Theodore DalrympleTheodore Dalrymple

11 October 1949

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry

01 November 1957

William Worrall MayoWilliam Worrall Mayo

31 May 1819

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Wilfred BionWilfred Bion

08 September 1897

Hans SloaneHans Sloane

16 April 1660

Michael DillonMichael Dillon

01 May 1915

Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream

27 May 1850

Marty MakaryMarty Makary
John Langdon DownJohn Langdon Down

18 November 1828

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Thomas BowdlerThomas Bowdler

11 July 1754

George BassGeorge Bass

30 January 1771

Alex ComfortAlex Comfort

10 February 1920

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham

10 September 1624

Thomas AddisonThomas Addison

02 April 1793

Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson

23 July 1872

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Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak

09 November 1952

Charles BellCharles Bell

12 November 1774

William CullenWilliam Cullen

15 April 1710

Fiona WoodFiona Wood

02 February 1958

Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin

17 August 1798

Ludwig GuttmannLudwig Guttmann

03 July 1899

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Kevin FongKevin Fong

21 May 1971

Edward BachEdward Bach

24 September 1886

Sir William Gull, 1st BaronetSir William Gull, 1st Baronet

31 December 1816

Carol M. BlackCarol M. Black

Thomas LinacreThomas Linacre

1460 AD

Anthony StorrAnthony Storr

18 May 1920

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John ElliotsonJohn Elliotson

29 October 1791

James BarryJames Barry

09 November 1795

Thomas YoungThomas Young

13 June 1773

Howard Walter FloreyHoward Walter Florey

24 September 1898

Robert EdwardsRobert Edwards

27 September 1925

William PalmerWilliam Palmer

06 August 1824

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Henry MarshHenry Marsh

1950 AD

Richard MortonRichard Morton

1637 AD

Sir James Whyte BlackSir James Whyte Black

14 June 1924

Penelope J. LeachPenelope J. Leach

19 November 1937