A directory of world famous physicians and their comprehensive biographies.

Physicians or doctors have always been a very respected and revered group of people. The reasons for this are quite obvious; they have always been the healers and the voice of the necessity for good health. Due to the advancements in the understanding of medicine, physicians are generally categorized under various specialties like cardiologists, radiologists, internal medicine, surgeons and many more. These, however, are not the only classification of doctors. There are medical practitioners who practice traditional methods of healing; methods like Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine. The science of medicine has seen great advancements in the past and even more so in recent times; all of which have been the result of the work of some dedicated people. A list of such people would include names like Frederick Banting, who was famous for his work with insulin, Elizabeth Blackwell, she was the first woman in the US to get a medical degree and laid the foundation for the entry of women into medicine and Harvey Cushing, a neurosurgeon who is widely accepted as the father of brain surgery in its current form. The following is a list of the biographies, including trivia, timelines and the life stories, of many such men and women.

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Ben Carson Ben Carson
American
Patch Adams Patch Adams
American

Ron Paul Ron Paul
American
Mae Jemison Mae Jemison
American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American

Galen Galen
Greek

Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Ignaz Semmelweis Ignaz Semmelweis
Austrian, Hungarian
Jose Rizal Jose Rizal
Filipino

R. D. Laing R. D. Laing
French, Scottish

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British
Barry Marshall Barry Marshall
Australian

Paul Farmer Paul Farmer
American
Fred Hollows Fred Hollows
New Zealander

Dr. Miami Dr. Miami
American

Howard Florey Howard Florey
Australian
Victor Chang Victor Chang
Australian

Ferid Murad Ferid Murad
American

Alexandre Émile John Yersin Alexandre Yersin
Swiss, French, Vietnamese

Robin Warren Robin Warren
Australian