Physiologists

Physiologists study the functions of living organisms. Physiology is the science of understanding the mechanical, physical and biochemical functioning in a living system. The organs, organ systems, cells, and bio-chemical molecules that constitute the living organism are analyzed to understand the physical and chemical functions that take place within the organism. The field of physiology is closely related to anatomy and the two sciences are often studied in tandem. Physiologists conduct research on the organ system and cellular structure of animals and plants. They study processes like respiration, growth, movement, digestion, reproduction, excretion and other functions of living organisms under different conditions. They determine the effects of external environmental factors like presence of pollutants and carcinogens on their life processes and functions. Physiologists may work in hospitals and help in the development of new and improved treatment regimes for patients. One very popular job option is that of exercise physiologist. They study how the body responds to training and exercises and help athletes and sports people to follow a scientifically designed food and exercise schedule. Physiologists may specialize in human physiology, animal physiology, plant physiology, or the sub-branches under any of these fields. This section gives you information about the life and works of various famous physiologists from all over the world.

 1 Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond
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Famous As: Scientist & Author
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 2 Wilhelm Wundt

Wilhelm Wundt
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 16, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: August 31, 1920

 3 Theodor Schwann

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: December 7, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: January 11, 1882

 4 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 11, 1752
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: January 22, 1840
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 5 Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg
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Famous As: Physiologist & Physician
Birthdate: October 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: August 1, 1970

 6 Emil Adolf von Behring

Emil Adolf von Behring
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Famous As: German physiologist
Birthdate: March 15, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: March 31, 1917
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 7 Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: July 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: February 10, 1878
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 8 Albert Szent-Györgyi

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: September 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Austrian, Hungarian, American
Died: October 22, 1986
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 9 Andrew Huxley

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Famous As: Physiologist & Biophysicist
Birthdate: November 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 30, 2012

 10 Jan Baptista van Helmont

Jan Baptista van Helmont
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Famous As: Belgian scientist
Birthdate: January 12, 1580
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Belgian
Died: December 30, 1644
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 11 Charles Scott Sherrington

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Famous As: Neurophysiologist
Birthdate: November 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 4, 1952

 12 Walter Bradford Cannon

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 1945
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 13 Jan Evangelista Purkinje

Jan Evangelista Purkinje
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: December 17, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Czech
Died: July 28, 1869

 14 Nicolae Paulescu

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Romanian
Died: July 17, 1931
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 15 Johannes Peter Müller

Johannes Peter Müller
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: July 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: April 28, 1858

 16 David H. Hubel

David H. Hubel
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Famous As: Neurophysiologist
Birthdate: February 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 22, 2013

 17 John James Rickard Macleod

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Famous As: Biochemist & Physiologist
Birthdate: September 6, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: March 16, 1935

 18 Torsten Wiesel

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Famous As: Neurophysiologist
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish

 19 Arthur Guyton

Arthur Guyton
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: September 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 2003

 20 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke

Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 6, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: January 7, 1892

 21 Brian Kobilka

Brian Kobilka
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille

Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: April 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: December 26, 1869
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 23 John Scott Haldane

John Scott Haldane
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Famous As: Inventor, Physiologist
Birthdate: May 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: March 15, 1936

 24 Charles Richet

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: August 25, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: December 4, 1935
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 25 Santorio Santorio

Santorio Santorio
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: March 29, 1561
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian, Slovenian
Died: February 22, 1636

 26 Albert von Kölliker

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Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: July 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 2, 1905
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 27 Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard

Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard
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Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: April 8, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mauritian
Died: April 2, 1894

 28 Ernest Starling

Ernest Starling
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 2, 1927
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 29 Robert Remak

Robert Remak
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: July 26, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: August 29, 1865

 30 Charles Robert Richet

Charles Robert Richet
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Famous As: French physiologist
Birthdate: August 26, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: December 4, 1935
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 31 Bernardo Houssay

Bernardo Houssay
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: September 21, 1971

 32 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen

Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: February 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 11, 1927

 33 Richard Keynes

Richard Keynes
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: August 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: June 12, 2010

 34 Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg

Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: June 27, 1876

 35 Albrecht von Haller

Albrecht von Haller
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Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: October 16, 1708
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 12, 1777

 36 Nathaniel Kleitman

Nathaniel Kleitman
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Moldovan, American
Died: August 13, 1999

 37 Nehemiah Grew

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Famous As: Medico
Birthdate: September 26, 1641
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: March 25, 1712

 38 Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond

Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 7, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: December 26, 1896

 39 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
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Famous As: Biophysicist & Physiologist
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 20, 1998

 40 E. Morton Jellinek

E. Morton Jellinek
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: August 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 22, 1963

 41 John Boyd Orr

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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: September 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: June 25, 1971

 42 Ragnar Granit

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 30, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Finnish, Swedish
Died: March 12, 1991

 43 Julius von Sachs

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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: October 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: May 29, 1897

 44 François Magendie

François Magendie
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 6, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: October 7, 1855

 45 Lawrence Joseph Henderson

Lawrence Joseph Henderson
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: June 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: February 10, 1942

 46 Jean Pierre Flourens

Jean Pierre Flourens
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 13, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: December 6, 1867

 47 Shiga Kiyoshi

Shiga Kiyoshi
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 25, 1957

 48 Sir Patrick Manson

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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: October 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 9, 1922

 49 Franciscus Sylvius

Franciscus Sylvius
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 15, 1614
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 19, 1672

 50 Roger Guillemin

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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: January 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
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