General Practitioners

Every family has a doctor who is the first point of contact for any health related concerns. These ‘family doctors’ are General Practitioners who provide general treatment advice to the patients and are not specialists in any stream of medical science. Usually, patients contact them first and then general practitioners offer further advice on their treatment. General practitioners attend medical school and pursue their practice in medicine with no further specialization. Developing a close relation with the patient, sometimes they are associated with families. In addition to medical treatments, they also educate the patient on health and preventive measures. Classically known as family doctors, general practitioners have always been providing medical treatment for every kind of health problem from cold to bone fracture. Later, the medical fields branched out but these practitioners still offer their expertise and advice on health related concerns and guide their patients. From a village to a metropolitan city, they have been still lending their services with full dedication. Discover this space for the list of famous General Practitioners and read their biographies that include trivia and some of the most interesting facts about them and also trace their timeline and life history.

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 1 Y S Rajasekhara Reddy

Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pulivendula, India
Died: September 2, 2009

 2 Sócrates

Sócrates.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: December 4, 2011
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 3 Paul Schäfer

Paul Schäfer.
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Famous As: Medic
Birthdate: December 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Troisdorf, Germany
Died: April 24, 2010

Paul Schäfer Schneide was a Nazi era German colonel, who at the end of WWII founded an orphanage in West Germany. Charged with child molestation, he fled to Chile, where he established an isolated colony. But charged with child abuse, he had to flee once more before being arrested and convicted on twenty-five counts. He died while serving his term.

 4 Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling.
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: February 7, 2017
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 5 Christian Jessen

Christian Jessen.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

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.

 6 Bill Frist

Bill Frist
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: February 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 7 Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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 8 Michael Greger

Michael Greger
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Famous As: General Practitioner
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America
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 9 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: September 14, 1486
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: February 18, 1535

Sixteenth-century German scholar Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa was known for his expertise in philosophy and the occult. He also taught at the universities of Pavia and Dôle. His De occulta philosophia suggested magic as a way to reach God. He was eventually branded a heretic and imprisoned.

 10 Margaret Chan

Margaret Chan
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Former WHO director-general and one of Forbes’s most powerful women, Margaret Chan was both applauded and criticized for her decision to cull Hong Kong’s entire poultry stock in 3 days to control the H5N1 virus in 1997. She was also in charge during the 2003 SARS outbreak in the city.

 11 Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sivas, Turkey
Died: 0316 AD

 12 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 11, 1752
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: January 22, 1840

A pioneer of physical anthropology, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach laid down one of the first racial classification systems for humans after studying human skulls, dividing mankind into five racial groups. Born into a family of academics, he was a prodigy. He was against scientific racism, though his theory promoted the degenerative hypothesis.

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 13 Tan Cheng Bock

Tan Cheng Bock
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements

 14 Robert Lanza

Robert Lanza
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Famous As: Medical Doctor
Birthdate: February 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 15 Bidhan Chandra Roy

Bidhan Chandra Roy.
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Famous As: Political Leader, Physician
Birthdate: July 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bankipore
Died: July 1, 1962

 16 Willem Einthoven

Willem Einthoven.
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Famous As: Inventor of the first practical ECG
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.

 17 Donald Henderson

Donald Henderson
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Famous As: Medical Doctor
Birthdate: September 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: August 19, 2016

 18 Bhasha Mukherjee

Bhasha Mukherjee
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

 19 Nicholas Barbon

Nicholas Barbon
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 1640 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1698 AD

The son of a preacher, economist Nicholas Barbon actively participated in reconstructing London following the Great Fire of 1666 and then launched his own insurance company, pioneering fire insurance. As an economist, he penned significant works on the free market and division of labor. He was also a qualified doctor.

 20 Antonia Novello

Antonia Novello
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Famous As: Former Surgeon General
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.

 21 Hua Tuo

Hua Tuo
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bozhou, China
Died: 0208 AD

 22 Frederick Cook

Frederick Cook
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: June 10, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hortonville, New York, United States
Died: August 5, 1940

 23 Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts
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Famous As: American computer pioneer and physician
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: April 1, 2010

 24 Conrad Gessner

Conrad Gessner
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 26, 1516
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: December 13, 1565

 25 Aulus Cornelius Celsus

Aulus Cornelius Celsus
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Famous As: Medical doctor
Birthdate: October 31, 0026
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roman Empire
Died: 0050 AD

 26 Kitasato Shibasaburo

Kitasato Shibasaburo
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oguni, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13, 1931

 27 Paul Rée

Paul Rée
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Famous As: Writer
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.

 28 Alan L. Hart

Alan L. Hart
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coffey County, Kansas, United States
Died: July 1, 1962

 29 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer

Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer
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Famous As: Human biologist
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.

 30 Thomas Anthony Dooley III

Thomas Anthony Dooley III
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 18, 1961

 31 Maja Einstein

Maja Einstein
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Famous As: Romanist
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.

 32 Emin Pasha

Emin Pasha
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Famous As: Physician
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.

 33 William Thornton

William Thornton
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 20, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Died: March 28, 1828

 34 Earle Page

Earle Page
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Famous As: Prime minister of Australia
Birthdate: August 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grafton, Australia
Died: December 20, 1961

 35 Ahn Cheol-Soo

Ahn Cheol-Soo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea

 36 Georg Wilhelm Steller

Georg Wilhelm Steller
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Famous As: Botanist
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.

 37 Jean Marc Gaspard Itard

Jean Marc Gaspard Itard
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 24, 1774
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oraison, France
Died: July 5, 1838

 38 Thābit ibn Qurra

Thābit ibn Qurra
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 0836 AD
Birthplace: Harran, Turkey
Died: February 8, 0901

 39 Georges Canguilhem

Georges Canguilhem
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelnaudary, Aude, France
Died: September 11, 1995

 40 Archie Cochrane

Archie Cochrane
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galashiels, Scotland
Died: June 18, 1988

 41 Jacinto Convit

Jacinto Convit
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: May 12, 2014

 42 William Hunter

William Hunter
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 23, 1718
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Calderwood, Scotland
Died: March 30, 1783

 43 Albert Kligman

Albert Kligman
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Famous As: Dermatologist
Birthdate: March 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 2010

 44 George Crabbe

George Crabbe
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 24, 1754
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: February 3, 1834

 45 Marion Koopmans

Marion Koopmans
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Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tegelen

 46 Madeleine Pauliac

Madeleine Pauliac
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: September 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
Died: February 13, 1946

 47 Wilfred Grenfell

Wilfred Grenfell
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Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: February 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parkgate, England
Died: October 9, 1940

 48 Arnulfo Arias

Arnulfo Arias
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Famous As: President of Panama
Birthdate: August 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Penonomé, Panama
Died: August 10, 1988

 49 Peter Chrysologus

Peter Chrysologus
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0406 AD
Birthplace: Imola, Italy
Died: July 31, 0450

 50 Thomas Lodge

Thomas Lodge
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1558 AD
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1625
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