Famous People From Switzerland
Physicians are the true healers of mankind. They are responsible for good health and well-being of humans and thus are most respected or revered in the society. Medical practitioners or doctor as they are colloquially called, physicians are responsible for all the inventions and discoveries in the field of medicine. Such has been the vast expanse in the field that physicians today are categorized under their various specialities, such as cardiologists, neurologists, surgeons, radiologists, gynaecologists, and so on. Each country has produced some of the world’s most renowned physicians who have relentlessly contributed to the field through their research and findings. Switzerland has been the home of internationally famous physicians such as Felix Plater, who classified the psychiatric disease and also was the first to describe intracranial tumor. Had it not been for Alexandre Yersin, discovery of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest wouldn’t have been possible! Not just men, Swiss women too played a quintessential role as physicians. Marie Heim Vogtlin was the first female Swiss physician, and also the co-founder of the first Swiss gynaecological hospital. Barbara Polla, a medical doctor, is a specialist in inner medicine, pneumology and immuno-allergology. Check this segment and find out more about famous Swiss physicians, their life, works and contributions.
Carl JungCarl Jung
26 July 1875
Psychiatrist
Jean PiagetJean Piaget
09 August 1896
 

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

ParacelsusParacelsus
17 December 1493
Physician, Botanist, Astrologer

Hermann RorschachHermann Rorschach
08 November 1884
Swiss psychiatrist

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis
Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944
Immunologist

Walter Rudolf HessWalter Rudolf Hess
17 March 1881
Physiologist

Paul TournierPaul Tournier
12 May 1898
Physician

Theodor KocherTheodor Kocher
25 August 1841
Surgeon
Elisabeth Kübler-RossElisabeth Kübler-Ross
08 July 1926
Psychiatrist

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
23 February 1883
Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Theologian,
Eugen BleulerEugen Bleuler
30 April 1857
Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
26 March 1516
Linguist, Zoologist, Mountaineer, Physician,

Bertrand PiccardBertrand Piccard
01 March 1958
Swiss psychiatrist
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Ludwig BinswangerLudwig Binswanger
13 April 1881
Swiss psychiatrist
Eduard EinsteinEduard Einstein
28 July 1910
Psychiatrist

Hans Martin SutermeisterHans Martin Sutermeister
29 September 1907
physician