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.
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Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer
14 January 1875
Philosopher, Theologian

François RabelaisFrançois Rabelais
04 February 1494

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927
Jean-Martin CharcotJean-Martin Charcot
29 November 1825

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

Charles NicolleCharles Nicolle
21 September 1866
Guy De ChauliacGuy De Chauliac
1300 AD
Surgeon and Physician

Bernard of ClairvauxBernard of Clairvaux
1090 AD

Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers
0315 AD
theologian, priest, philosopher
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
18 August 1932
Physician, Biologist, Virologist, Researcher,
Joseph-Ignace GuillotinJoseph-Ignace Guillotin
28 May 1738
Physician, Politician, Inventor

Félix GuattariFélix Guattari
30 April 1930
Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Psychanalyst,

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,
Jean-Marie LustigerJean-Marie Lustiger
17 September 1926
Theologian, Writer, Catholic priest

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
1510 AD
Paul BrocaPaul Broca
28 June 1824
Physician, Anatomist, Anthropologist,

François BernierFrançois Bernier
1625 AD
philosopher, physician

Bernard KouchnerBernard Kouchner
01 November 1939
Physician, Politician, Diplomat

Antoine-Augustin ParmentierAntoine-Augustin Parmentier
12 August 1737
Botanist, Pharmacist, Physician, Agronomist,
Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
08 February 1805
Philosopher, Politician, Journalist, Communard
Georges Gilles de la TouretteGeorges Gilles de la Tourette
30 October 1857
Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist

Gabriel TardeGabriel Tarde
12 March 1843

Pierre FauchardPierre Fauchard
1678 AD

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

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Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
08 July 1766
Military physician, Surgeon

Jacques BenvenisteJacques Benveniste
12 March 1935
Physician, Immunologist

Duchenne de BoulogneDuchenne de Boulogne
17 September 1806
Photographer, Neurologist, Physician

Jean Marc Gaspard ItardJean Marc Gaspard Itard
24 April 1774
Physician, Educationist
Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
22 April 1797
Physician, Physicist, Mathematician

Niels Kaj JerneNiels Kaj Jerne
23 December 1911
Danish immunologist
Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
21 November 1914
French surgeon

Julien Offroy de La MettrieJulien Offroy de La Mettrie
23 November 1709