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

Ron Paul Ron Paul
American

Patch Adams Patch Adams
American

Erik Erikson Erik Erikson
Canadian, German, American
Mae Jemison Mae Jemison
American

Galen Galen
Greek

Ignaz Semmelweis Ignaz Semmelweis
Austrian, Hungarian

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John Snow John Snow
British

Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British

Jose Rizal Jose Rizal
Filipino

Barry Marshall Barry Marshall
Australian

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

Paul Farmer Paul Farmer
American

Howard Florey Howard Florey
Australian

Dr. Miami Dr. Miami
American

Victor Chang Victor Chang
Australian

Fred Hollows Fred Hollows
New Zealander

Ferid Murad Ferid Murad
American