Famous Polish Physicians

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Janusz Korczak
(Former educator, children's author, pedagogue)

Janusz Korczak
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Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 7, 1942

A reputed Polish doctor, Henryk Goldszmit was better known by his pseudonym, Janusz Korczak, which he used to write several children’s books. Apart from working as a pediatrician and a military doctor, he also owned a Jewish orphanage and stayed with the children while the Germans deported him and other staff to Treblinka.

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L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)

L. L. Zamenhof
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Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14, 1917

L. L. Zamenhof was an ophthalmologist best remembered for creating the most widely spoken international auxiliary language, Esperanto. He came up with the constructed language after being consumed by the idea of a warless world. L. L. Zamenhof received several honors for creating Esperanto, including the Légion d'honneur. He also received 12 nominations for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

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Zbigniew Religa
(Surgeon, Physician, University teacher)

Zbigniew Religa
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Birthdate: December 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miedniewice, Masovian Voivodeship
Died: March 8, 2009
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Henry Morgentaler
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Birthdate: March 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Łódź
Died: May 29, 2013

Jewish Polish-born-Canadian physician and activist Henekh Morgentaler, CM, is noted for his abortion rights advocacy and commitment to enhance healthcare for women. He is counted among the first Canadian doctors who carried out vasectomies for inserting intrauterine devices to prevent pregnancies and provided birth-control pills to unmarried women. He became the first doctor in North America who used vacuum aspiration.

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Bronislawa Dluska
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Birthdate: March 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: April 15, 1939

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Robert Remak
(Physiologist)

Robert Remak
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Birthdate: July 26, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: August 29, 1865

German embryologist and neurologist Robert Remak is known for pathbreaking scientific feats such as the discovery of the Remak’s ganglia and the use of electrotherapy to treat nervous ailments. He also named the three layers of the embryo, the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. His Jewish origin deprived him from valid recognition.

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Helene Deutsch
(Psychologist)

Helene Deutsch
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Birthdate: October 9, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Przemyśl, Poland
Died: March 29, 1982
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Leon Pinsker
(Physician)

Leon Pinsker
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Birthdate: December 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
Died: December 9, 1891

Russian-Polish physician Leon Pinsker didn’t just practice medicine in Odessa but also pioneered the Zionist movement, setting the stage for activists such as Theodor Herzl. His enthusiasm to get equal rights for Jews was cut short by the Odessa Pogroms. He established the Hovevei Zion in response to such pogroms.

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Edward Flatau
(Neurologist)

Edward Flatau
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Birthdate: December 27, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Płock, Poland
Died: June 7, 1932

Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska
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Birthdate: September 6, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 12, 1902

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William Guglielmo Niederland
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Birthdate: August 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sępopol, Poland
Died: July 30, 1993

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Burzynski Clinic
(Medical Doctor)

Burzynski Clinic
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Birthdate: January 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lublin