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.

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 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

Wilhelm Wundt was a German physiologist, professor, and philosopher. He is often counted among the founders of modern psychology and is widely considered the father of experimental psychology. He is also credited with founding the first laboratory for psychological research, which he founded at the University of Leipzig in 1879.

 3 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

 4 Theodor Schwann

Theodor Schwann
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: December 7, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: January 11, 1882
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 5 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

 6 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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 7 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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 8 Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert von 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 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

 10 Andrew Huxley

Andrew Fielding Huxley
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Famous As: Physiologist & Biophysicist
Birthdate: November 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 30, 2012
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 11 Walter Bradford Cannon

Walter Bradford Cannon
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 19, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 1945

 12 Charles Scott Sherrington

Charles Scott Sherrington
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Famous As: Neurophysiologist
Birthdate: November 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 4, 1952
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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 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
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 15 Nicolae Paulescu

Nicolae Paulescu
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Romanian
Died: July 17, 1931

 16 Torsten Wiesel

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

 17 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

 18 Brian Kobilka

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

 19 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

 20 Arthur Guyton

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

 21 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

 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 Charles Richet

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

 24 John James Rickard Macleod

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
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 25 Charles Best

Charles Best
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Famous As: Co-discoverer of Insulin
Birthdate: February 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: March 31, 1978

 26 Bernardo Houssay

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

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

 28 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
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 29 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

 30 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
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 31 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

 32 Nehemiah Grew

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

 33 Roger Guillemin

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

 34 Albert von Kölliker

Albert von Kölliker
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Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: July 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 2, 1905

 35 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

 36 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

 37 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

 38 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

 39 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

 40 Ulf von Euler

Ulf von Euler
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Famous As: Physiologist and Pharmacologist
Birthdate: February 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 9, 1983

 41 Charles Brenton Huggins

Charles Brenton
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Famous As: Physician & Surgeon
Birthdate: September 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: January 12, 1997

 42 Franciscus Sylvius

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

 43 Sir Patrick Manson

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

 44 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

 45 Paul Bert

Paul Bert
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: November 11, 1886

 46 François Magendie

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

 47 Ewald Hering

Ewald Hering
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: August 5, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: January 26, 1918

 48 Julius von Sachs

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

 49 Bert Sakmann

Bert Sakmann
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Famous As: German physiologist
Birthdate: June 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German

 50 Ragnar Granit

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