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Bill Frist
(Political Leader)
Bill Frist
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Birthdate: February 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
 2 
Tess Gerritsen
(Novelist)
Tess Gerritsen
6
Birthdate: June 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 3 
Leonid Rogozov
(Soviet General Practitioner Who Took Part in the Sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition)
Leonid Rogozov
4
Birthdate: March 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chita, Russia
Died: September 21, 2000

Leonid Rogozov was a Soviet general practitioner remembered for performing his own appendectomy as he developed appendicitis while stationed at Novolazarevskaya Station; he was part of the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1961 when he developed appendicitis. The self-surgery, which was documented by Rogozov’s colleagues, resulted in a change of policy and health checks were made mandatory during such expeditions.

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Christian Jessen
(British Celebrity Doctor Known for His Role in Shows: 'Embarrassing Bodies' and 'Supersize vs Superskinny')
Christian Jessen
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Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

A qualified doctor, Christian Jessen holds a degree in sexual health and has also worked extensively on areas such as HIV. He became a household name after appearing on TV shows such as Embarrassing Bodies. The gay physician has also appeared on non-medical reality shows, such as Ready Steady Cook.

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Michael Greger
(General Practitioner)
Michael Greger
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America
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Tan Cheng Bock
(Chairman of the 'Progress Singapore Party')
Tan Cheng Bock
4
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements

Tan Cheng Bock is a Singaporean medical practitioner and politician. He is the current Chairman of the Progress Singapore Party, which he founded with 11 other members in 2019. From 28 March 2019 to 31 March 2021, he served as the party's first Secretary-General. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Tan has been involved with organizations like Disabled People's Association.   

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Rashid Buttar
(Physician, Activist)
Rashid Buttar
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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Willem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)
Willem Einthoven
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Birthdate: May 21, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semarang
Died: September 29, 1927

Willem Einthoven was a Dutch physiologist and physician whose invention of the electrocardiogram in 1895 earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1924. He is also credited with theorizing the existence of Einthoven's triangle, which is named in his honor.

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Jill Stein
(Member of the Lexington Town Meeting from the 2nd Precinct (2005 - 2010))
Jill Stein
4
Birthdate: May 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jill Stein is a physician who later became the presidential nominee for the Green Party in the 2012 and 2016 elections. She has also been the Green-Rainbow Party's candidate for the governorship of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. She believed in the Green New Deal, including climate change reforms.
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Robert Lanza
(Medical Doctor)
Robert Lanza
4
Birthdate: February 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Ran Laurie
(English Physician, Rower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ran Laurie
4
Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: September 19, 1998
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Antonia Novello
(The First Woman and First Hispanic to Serve as Surgeon General of the United States)
Antonia Novello
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Birthdate: August 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Antonia Novello became the first female and the first person of Hispanic origin to become the U.S. surgeon general. Initially a pediatric nephrologist, she later switched to Public Health Service, after realizing she was too emotional to be a pediatrician. The Puerto Rican physician was also a UNICEF representative.

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Michele Ferrari
(Italian Physician and Cycling Coach Known for His Role in Supplying Bicycle Racers with Performance-Enhancing Drugs)
Michele Ferrari
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Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy

Michele Ferrari is an Italian physician and cycling coach notorious for his role in supplying bicycle racers with performance-enhancing drugs. He received his degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Ferrara and became a specialist in sports medicine at the Sapienza University of Rome. His clients include Lance Armstrong, Michael Rogers, and Alexander Vinokourov. 

 14 
Hans Münch
(Physician)
Hans Münch
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Birthdate: May 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: 2001 AD
 15 
Werner Haase
(German Physician and Medicine Professor)
Werner Haase
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Köthen, Germany
Died: November 30, 1950

Originally professor of medicine, Werner Haase served as the deputy personal physician of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler from 1933 until the latter’s death in 1945, remaining with him in the Führerbunker to the very end. After Hitler committed suicide, he continued serving wounded soldiers and civilians until he was made a prisoner of war and died while serving his term.

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Frederick Cook
(American Explorer, Physician, and Ethnographer)
Frederick Cook
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Birthdate: June 10, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hortonville, New York, United States
Died: August 5, 1940

Apart from being a qualified physician, Frederick Cook was also a passionate explorer. He was initially the surgeon on explorer Robert E. Peary’s team. He later created controversy by conflicting with Peary, saying it was him and not Peary who had first explored the North Pole, though his claims were denounced.

 17 
Alan L. Hart
(Physician)
Alan L. Hart
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Birthdate: October 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coffey County, Kansas, United States
Died: July 1, 1962
 18 
Gabor Maté
(Physician, Writer)
Gabor Maté
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 19 
Agnodice
(Greek Physician)
Agnodice
3
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Often regarded as ancient Greece’s first female physician, Agnodice is believed to have disguised herself as a man to study midwifery. Some sources, however, claim she was a mythical figure. Dragged to court by her jealous male counterparts, she later revealed her gender. She paved the way for future female doctors.

 20 
Sneha Anne Philip
(Indian-American physician who was last seen on September 10, 2001)
Sneha Anne Philip
4
Birthdate: October 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kerala, India
Died: September 11, 2001
 21 
Leonard Wood
(Politician, Military personnel)
Leonard Wood
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Birthdate: October 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: August 7, 1927
 22 
Conrad Gessner
(Swiss Physician, Naturalist and Philologist Known for His Systematic Compilations of Information on Animals and Plants)
Conrad Gessner
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Birthdate: March 26, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: December 13, 1565

Born to a poor fur dealer, Conrad Gessner was sent to study under an uncle who dealt in medicinal herbs. He then studied theology but later grew up to become a Renaissance polymath, excelling in subjects such as natural history and medicine. His Bibliotheca universalis remains a major work in bibliography.

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Johann Friedrich Struensee
(Royal Physician to the Mentally Ill 'King Christian VII' of Denmark)
Johann Friedrich Struensee
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Birthdate: August 5, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: April 28, 1772

Eighteenth-century German physician Johann Friedrich Struensee was the official physician of King Christian VII of Denmark, who was mentally unstable. He later started dominating the court and also began an affair with Queen Caroline Matilda. In spite of introducing several reforms, he was eventually beheaded, following a coup.

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Hua Tuo
(Physician)
Hua Tuo
4
Birthplace: Bozhou, China
Died: 0208 AD
 25 
Donald Henderson
(Medical Doctor)
Donald Henderson
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: August 19, 2016
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Kitasato Shibasaburo
(Physician)
Kitasato Shibasaburo
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oguni, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13, 1931
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Aulus Cornelius Celsus
(Medical doctor)
Aulus Cornelius Celsus
3
Birthdate: 0026
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roman Empire
Died: 0050 AD
 28 
Ed Roberts
(American computer pioneer and physician)
Ed Roberts
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida,United States
Died: April 1, 2010
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Uzodinma Iweala
(Nigerian-American Author and Doctor Known for Authoring the Novel ‘Beasts of No Nation’)
Uzodinma Iweala
3
Birthdate: November 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Nigerian-American author and doctor Uzodinma Iweala is best-known for authoring the novels Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evil. While the first, theme of child soldiers of which draws on his Harvard thesis, won the 2005 Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was adapted as an award-winning 2015 movie; the second explores life of a gay Nigerian-American boy.

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Ludwig Stumpfegger
(German Military Physician and Surgeon)
Ludwig Stumpfegger
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Birthdate: July 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 2, 1945

Nazi doctor Ludwig Stumpfegger was better known as Adolf Hitler's personal surgeon. He not only conducted gruesome experiments on female inmates of the concentration camps, but also helped kill Hitler’s dog and Magda Goebbels’s children in Hitler’s bunker, before he escaped and eventually committed suicide by consuming cyanide.

 31 
Paul Rée
(Writer)
Paul Rée
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bartelshagen, Germany
Died: October 28, 1901

German author and philosopher Paul Rée, whose writings influenced much of his friend Friedrich Nietzsche’s works, was born to affluent Jewish parents. While he initially studied philosophy and law, Rée later became a physician. He died while hiking on the Swiss Alps, though some feel he had committed suicide.

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Sigmund Rascher
(German Physician)
Sigmund Rascher
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 26, 1945

Known for his gruesome high-altitude/low-pressure, blood clotting, and freezing experiments on the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp, Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher was a favorite of Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler. He was later accused of kidnapping children to prove his wife’s fertility at almost age 50.

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Ralph M. Steinman
(Canadian Physician, Medical Researcher and 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology / Medicine)
Ralph M. Steinman
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 30, 2011

Canadian cell biologist and immunologist Ralph M. Steinman is best remembered for his association with the Rockefeller University and for his co-discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in strengthening the immune system. Unfortunately, he died of pancreatic cancer shortly before the announcement of his Nobel Prize win.

 34 
Peter Attia
(Physician)
Peter Attia
1
Birthdate: March 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Emin Pasha
(Physician)
Emin Pasha
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Birthdate: March 28, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Died: October 23, 1892

Eduard Schnitzer, or Emin Pasha, was born into a German Jewish family in modern-day Poland. A qualified physician, he moved to Constantinople after being disqualified in Germany. He not only served the Ottoman rulers but also surveyed and explored Africa extensively. He was eventually killed by Arab slave raiders.

 36 
Thomas Anthony Dooley III
(Physician)
Thomas Anthony Dooley III
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 18, 1961
 37 
Ahn Cheol-Soo
(Politician)
Ahn Cheol-Soo
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea
 38 
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer
(Human biologist)
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wildeck, Germany
Died: August 8, 1969

German biologist and eugenicist Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer was an advocate of racial hygiene and the mandatory sterilization of the physically and mentally disabled. He also led the Nazi experiments on twins based on body parts made available to him from the inmates of various concentration camps.

 39 
Maja Einstein
(Romanist)
Maja Einstein
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Birthdate: November 18, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: June 25, 1951

Maja Einstein is remembered as Albert Einstein’s younger sister and only sibling. After acquiring a Ph.D. in romance languages and literature from Bern, Switzerland, she got married. However, at the beginning of World War II, she fled to the U.S. and remained estranged from her husband till her death.

 40 
Paschal Beverly Randolph
(Physician, Occultist)
Paschal Beverly Randolph
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Birthdate: October 8, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 29, 1875
 41 
Georges Canguilhem
(Philosopher)
Georges Canguilhem
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelnaudary, Aude, France
Died: September 11, 1995
 42 
Albert Kligman
(Dermatologist)
Albert Kligman
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 2010
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Thābit ibn Qurra
(Mathematician)
Thābit ibn Qurra
3
Birthdate: 0836 AD
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: February 8, 0901
 44 
Matthias Rath
(German Businessman and Vitamin Salesman)
Matthias Rath
3
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
 45 
Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag
(Physician)
Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Al Qadarif, Sudan
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Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar, 11th Baronet
(Physician)
Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar, 11th Baronet
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: September 12, 1991

A trans man, Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar, was initially raised as a girl and named Elizabeth. He later underwent medical treatment and presented himself as a man. He later fought a 3-year legal battle with his cousin for the title of the 11th Baronet of Craigievar and won the case.

 47 
Jacinto Convit
(Physician)
Jacinto Convit
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: May 12, 2014
 48 
Felix Kersten
(Massage therapist, Physician)
Felix Kersten
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia
Died: April 16, 1960
 49 
Georg Wilhelm Steller
(Botanist)
Georg Wilhelm Steller
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1709
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bad Windsheim, Germany
Died: November 14, 1746

German-born zoologist and botanist Georg Wilhelm Steller traveled to Russia on a troop ship. He was later part of the Great Northern Expedition, aboard the St. Peter, aimed at locating a sea route from Russia to North America. The Steller’s sea cow, discovered by him, went extinct later.

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Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake was an English teacher, physician, and feminist. A pioneer of medical education for women, Jex-Blake was the first woman to practise medicine in Scotland. She was also involved in the establishment of two medical schools for women in Edinburgh and London at a time when no medical schools were training women.