Physicians are Godsend angels who serve as the face of good health and well-being. Healers and therapists, physicians or doctors as they are popularly known as, are revered and respected by the society for their nature of work and their service to the society. Physician is a broad term that is used to define people who specialize in varied field of medicine. They can be doctors, surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and so on. However, physicians do not just practice the contemporary method of healing only; they follow the traditional approaches of homeopathy, Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicine as well. France has been home to several physicians who have contributed extensively in the field of medicine. They have played an instrumental role in developing modern science. Right from Jean Martin Charcot who became popular as the Napoleon of Neuro-Sciences to the surgeon of medieval France Guy de Chauliac, Alexandre Yersin who discovered the bacillus of the bubonic plague, ‘Pasteurellapestis’, to the man who invented the stethoscope Rene Laennec, French physicians have contributed extensively in the advancement of the field of medicine. Know more about each of them and many more through this section. It gives in-depth information about their life, career, their work as physicians and their contribution to medicine.
NostradamusNostradamus
14 December 1503
Physician
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875
Philosopher, Theologian

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927
Psychiatrist

François RabelaisFrançois Rabelais
04 February 1494
Writer
Jean-Martin CharcotJean-Martin Charcot
29 November 1825
Neurologist

Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel
28 June 1873
Surgeon, Biologist

René LaennecRené Laennec
17 February 1781
Inventor of Stethoscope
Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis

Charles-Louis-Alphonse Laveran Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran
18 June 1845
Physician
Charles NicolleCharles Nicolle
21 September 1866
Bacteriologist

Guy De ChauliacGuy De Chauliac
1300 AD
Surgeon and Physician

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
18 August 1932
Physician, Biologist, Virologist, Researcher,

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin
28 May 1738
Physician, Politician, Inventor
Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
30 April 1930
Philosopher

François BernierFrançois Bernier
1625 AD
philosopher, physician

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
1510 AD
Surgeon

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
28 June 1824
Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist,

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Bernard KouchnerBernard Kouchner
01 November 1939
Physician, Politician, Diplomat

Georges Gilles de la TouretteGeorges Gilles de la Tourette
30 October 1857
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist

David Servan-SchreiberDavid Servan-Schreiber
21 April 1961
Neuroscientist and psychiatrist
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Gabriel TardeGabriel Tarde
12 March 1843
Sociologist
Jacques BenvenisteJacques Benveniste
12 March 1935
Physician, Immunologist

Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
08 July 1766
Surgeon

Pierre FauchardPierre Fauchard
1678 AD
Physician
Jean-Marie LustigerJean-Marie Lustiger
17 September 1926
Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest

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Duchenne de BoulogneDuchenne de Boulogne
17 September 1806
Photographer, Neurologist, Physician
Jean Marc Gaspard ItardJean Marc Gaspard Itard
24 April 1774
Physician

Claudie HaigneréClaudie Haigneré
13 May 1957
Doctor

Xavier BichatXavier Bichat
14 November 1771
Medical doctor

Albert CalmetteAlbert Calmette
12 July 1863
Physician
Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
21 November 1914
Surgeon
Jérôme LejeuneJérôme Lejeune
13 June 1926
Pediatrician

Claude PerraultClaude Perrault
25 September 1613
Architect

Gabriel NaudéGabriel Naudé
02 February 1600
Librarian

Jean-Baptiste CharcotJean-Baptiste Charcot
15 July 1867
Scientist
André Frédéric CournandAndré Frédéric Cournand
24 September 1895
Physician

Bénédict MorelBénédict Morel
22 November 1809
Psychiatrist

Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742
Chemist

Pierre MariePierre Marie
09 September 1853
Neurologist

Henri DutrochetHenri Dutrochet
14 November 1776
Physician
François-Joseph TalmaFrançois-Joseph Talma
15 January 1763
Actor

François-Joseph-Victor BroussaisFrançois-Joseph-Victor Broussais
17 December 1772
Physician
Judah ben Saul ibn TibbonJudah ben Saul ibn Tibbon
1120 AD
Translator

Georges-Fernand WidalGeorges-Fernand Widal
09 March 1862
Physician

Antoine de JussieuAntoine de Jussieu
06 July 1686
Plant biologist
Théophraste RenaudotThéophraste Renaudot
30 November 1586
Physician

Clément JuglarClément Juglar
15 October 1819
Doctor
Jean-Baptiste BouillaudJean-Baptiste Bouillaud
16 September 1796
Physician

RigordRigord
1150 AD
Historian

Étienne François GeoffroyÉtienne François Geoffroy
13 February 1672
Physician

Pierre BretonneauPierre Bretonneau
03 April 1778
Physician

Guillaume de BaillouGuillaume de Baillou
1538 AD
Physician
Jean Antoine VilleminJean Antoine Villemin
28 January 1827
Physician

Moses ibn TibbonMoses ibn Tibbon
1195 AD
Physician

Pierre Paul Emile RouxPierre Paul Emile Roux
17 December 1853
Physician

Julien Offroy de La MettrieJulien Offroy de La Mettrie
23 November 1709
Physician
Guillaume, Baron DupuytrenGuillaume, Baron Dupuytren
05 October 1777
Surgeon

Edouard SéguinEdouard Séguin
20 January 1812
Physician
Jean-Étienne-Dominique EsquirolJean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol
03 February 1772
Psychiatrist

Matthias de L'ObelMatthias de L'Obel
1538 AD
Physician