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List of Physicians

This is a list of famous physicians in history.

Chronological list of physicians

Ancient world

Middle Ages 5th-16th century

Islamic Middle Ages 9th-12th

Scholastic Medicine 13th-16th century

Renaissance to Early Modern Period 16th-18th century

19th century: Rise of modern medicine

Physicians famous for their role in advancement of medicine

Physicians famous chiefly as eponyms

Among the better known eponyms:

Physicians famous as criminals

Physicians famous as writers

Among the better known writers:

And others:

Physicians famous as politicians








The Netherlands

United Kingdom

United States

Physicians famous as sportspeople

Physicians famous for their role in television and the media








South Africa



United Kingdom

United States

Physicians famous as beauty queens

Physicians famous for other activities

See also


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