Pathologists

Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of diseases. They examine tissues, analyze laboratory results and interpret them to provide an accurate and early diagnosis of various diseases. By using a variety of investigative techniques, they identity sources of diseases and facilitate the patient’s treatment. Pathologists also conduct autopsies to determine the cause of death. . Pathology is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses elements of sciences like anatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry, physiology and microbiology. They work in a number of fields. A clinical pathologist supervises the laboratory tests conducted on bodily fluids and works together with clinical lab technicians to ensure that blood and blood fluids meant for usage during surgeries are safe from microorganisms. An anatomic pathologist examines tissues removed during biopsies or surgeries to provide a diagnosis on the disease. The early detection of diseases by the pathologists facilitates timely treatment of the patients. In forensic pathology, pathologists examine a corpse to determine the cause of death. They assist law enforcement officers in investigation of deaths under mysterious conditions, and also help to pinpoint undetermined causes of natural death. Some pathologists may work in research and teach in universities. Read on to browse through a list of world famous pathologosts and read their biographies and timelines.

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 1 Beck Weathers

Beck Weathers.
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Texas, United States

 2 William Osler

William Osler.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Died: December 29, 1919

Johns Hopkins Hospital co-founder William Osler was also an avid historian. He redefined medical education with his emphasis on clinical experience and his book The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Born to a missionary father in Canada, he was to follow in his father’s footsteps but decided to study medicine instead.

 3 Howard Florey

Howard Florey.
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Famous As: Pathologist and Pharmacologist
Birthdate: September 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: February 21, 1968

Howard Florey was an Australian pathologist and pharmacologist. He is best remembered for his role in the formation of penicillin, for which he shared the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Alexander Fleming and Ernst Chain in the year 1945. Florey is credited with carrying out the first clinical trial of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1941.

 4 Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi.
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Famous As: Physician, Pathologist, Biologist
Birthdate: July 7, 1843
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Italy
Died: January 21, 1926

Nobel Prize-winning cytologist and physician Camillo Golgi is remembered for his contribution to the study of the central nervous system. He revolutionized medical science with his staining technique and discoveries such as the Golgi cell, the Golgi tendon organ, and the Golgi apparatus, apart from his research on malaria.

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 5 Thomas Stoltz Harvey

Thomas Stoltz Harvey.
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Famous As: Pathologist, Neurologist
Birthdate: October 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisville
Died: April 5, 2007

 6 Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton
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Famous As: Toxicologist, Pathologist, University teacher, Physician
Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne
Died: September 22, 1970
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 7 Robin Warren

Robin Warren.
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Famous As: Australian pathologist
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Robin Warren is an Australian pathologist best known for re-discovering the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Along with Barry J. Marshall, Warren proved that Helicobacter pylori causes stomach ulcers. In 2005, he won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Medicine, which he shared with Marshall. Their Nobel Prize-winning work became the subject of a documentary titled The Winner's Guide to the Nobel Prize.

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 8 William H. Welch

William H. Welch
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norfolk Historic District, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 30, 1934
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 9 Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein
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Famous As: Oncologist
Birthdate: June 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 10 Marie Cassidy

Marie Cassidy
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Rutherglen, Scotland
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 11 Giovanni Battista Morgagni

Giovanni Battista Morgagni
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Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: February 25, 1682
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Forlì, Italy
Died: December 6, 1771

 12 George Whipple

George Whipple
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashland, New Hampshire, United States
Died: February 1, 1976
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 13 Jonathan Hutchinson

Jonathan Hutchinson
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: July 23, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Selby, Yorkshire, England
Died: June 13, 1913

 14 René Dubos

René Dubos
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Famous As: Microbiologist
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Died: February 20, 1982
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 15 Carl von Rokitansky

Carl von Rokitansky
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: February 19, 1804
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Died: July 23, 1878

 16 Johannes Fibiger

Johannes Fibiger
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark
Died: January 30, 1928

 17 Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle

Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 9, 1809
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Died: May 13, 1885

German pathologist and anatomist Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle is best remembered for his discovery of two of the most significant parts of the kidney, the loop of Henle and Henle's tubules. His Allgemeine Anatomie, or General Anatomy, was the first systematic written work on histology.

 18 Charles Gabriel Seligman

Charles Gabriel Seligman
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 19, 1940
Charles Gabriel Seligman was a British physician and ethnologist whose main ethnographic work described the culture of the Vedda people of Sri Lanka and the Shilluk people of the Sudan. He was a proponent of the Hamitic hypothesis and promoted scientific racism through his work. Considered to be a highly influential teacher, Seligman was also a Professor at the London School of Economics.

 19 Simon Flexner

Simon Flexner
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 25, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, Unites States
Died: May 2, 1946

 20 Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen

Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: December 2, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gütersloh, Germany
Died: August 26, 1910
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 21 Theobald Smith

Theobald Smith
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934

 22 Miroslav Holub

Miroslav Holub
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Famous As: Poet, pathologist and immunologist
Birthdate: September 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: July 14, 1998

 23 Howard Taylor Ricketts

Howard Taylor Ricketts
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: February 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States
Died: May 3, 1910

 24 Matthew Baillie

Matthew Baillie
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 27, 1761
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shots Manse, Scotland
Died: September 23, 1823
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 25 Robin Coombs

Robin Coombs
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Famous As: Immunologist
Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 25, 2006

 26 Ernest William Goodpasture

Ernest William Goodpasture
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 20, 1960
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 27 Xavier Bichat

Xavier Bichat
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Famous As: Medical doctor
Birthdate: November 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thoirette, France
Died: July 22, 1802

 28 Ludwig Aschoff

Ludwig Aschoff
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: January 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 24, 1942
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 29 Louis-Antoine Ranvier

Louis-Antoine Ranvier
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: March 22, 1922

 30 Jean Cruveilhier

Jean Cruveilhier
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Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: February 9, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: March 10, 1874
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 31 Elizabeth Stern

Elizabeth Stern
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Famous As: Canadian pathologist
Birthdate: September 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cobalt, Canada
Died: August 18, 1980

One of the first specialists in cytopathology, Elizabeth Stern is noted for her work on progression of a healthy cell to a cancerous state. She became interested in cervical cancer while serving as professor of epidemiology at UCLA and began extensive research on the subject, eventually helping to establish that cervical cancer can be successfully treated by prophylactic measures.

 32 John Simon

John Simon
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: October 10, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 23, 1904
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 33 Giulio Bizzozero

Giulio Bizzozero
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: March 20, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varese, Italy
Died: April 8, 1901

 34 Sophia Getzowa

Sophia Getzowa
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belarus, Russian Empire
Died: July 11, 1946

Sophia Getzowa had lost her mother at 8. A prominent Zionist, she studied medicine and became known for her research on solid cell nests and for being the first woman to teach at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was also engaged to Chaim Weizmann, who later became Israel’s first president.

 35 Julius Friedrich Cohnheim

Julius Friedrich Cohnheim
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: July 20, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Demmin, Germany
Died: August 15, 1884

 36 Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs

Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aurich, Germany
Died: March 14, 1885

Pathologist Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs, considered the founder of experimental pathology, had initially been an optician and had also taught at several universities. His contributions include studies in kidney and liver diseases and research on multiple sclerosis. He also released the first German book on nephrology.

 37 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni

Aristides Agramonte y Simoni
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba
Died: August 19, 1931

 38 Elvin C. Stakman

Elvin C. Stakman
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Famous As: Advisor
Birthdate: May 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Algoma, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 22, 1979

 39 Eugene Lindsay Opie

Eugene Lindsay Opie
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: March 12, 1971

 40 Oscar Auerbach

Oscar Auerbach
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: January 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 15, 1997

 41 Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt

Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt
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Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: March 10, 1928

 42 Margaret Newton

Margaret Newton
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Famous As: Mycologist, Pathologist
Birthdate: April 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 6, 1971
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