Physicians of Note

A – J

Robin Agnew

Portrait of Sir John Forbes as a young man

Mas Ahmed and Anna Payne

Frantisek Chvostek, a notable physician

Herbert Ausubel

A walk with giants

Arpan K. Banerjee

Richard Mead
John Francis Hall-Edwards—a radiology pioneer
John S. Bristowe: Victorian physician and polymath
Neville Samuel Finzi—British radiotherapy pioneer
Charles Richard Box: physician, pathologist, and infectious disease pioneer
Francis Henry Williams: the first American chest radiologist
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543)

Marja Berclouw

Francis Galton at the Birmingham General Hospital

Ku Ezriq Raif bin Ku Besry

The Pearl of the Orient: the persistence of Dr. Wu Lien-teh

JTH Connor

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell: legendary physician in Newfoundland and Labrador

Jack Coulehan

The education of Doctor Chekhov

Julian Crane

Charles Harrison Blackley: the man who put the hay in hay fever

Raymond Curry

Carlos Montezuma, MD

Luciano Daliento, Lucia Dal Bianco, and Gabriella Romeo

Ramazzini and the birth of occupational medicine

Joseph deBettencourt

Sir George Frederick Still (1868-1941): the constant pediatrician

Noah DeLone

Luigi Galvani: a short portrait

Martin Duke

Frank Gill Slaughter: physician and writer

George Dunea

J.I. Guillotin: reformer and humanitarian

Albert Schweitzer: physician philosopher

John Chamber, physician to Henry VIII

Benjamin Hoadly, physician and playwright

Herman Boerhaave

Carl von Rokitansky (1804-1881)

Theodore de Mayerne: prince of all doctors

Joseph Bell, supreme diagnostician

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Charles Lucas, MD: politics and mineral baths

Thomas Hodgkin

Sir Samuel Wilks (1824-1911)

William Babington
Caleb Hillier Parry
Giorgio Baglivi, a leading physician of his time

Paul Bussière, Huguenot physician in London (c.1660-1739)
Parkes Weber and his eponyms
William Cullen (1710-1790)
Phillipe Gaucher (1854-1918)
Girolamo Cardano: Renaissance physician and polymath 
The hectic life of Leonardo Fioravanti 
Fortunio Liceti (1577-1567)—Aristotelean teratologist
Sir John Pringle, public health and military medicine pioneer
Joseph Škoda (1805–1881)
William Osler
John Abernethy
The two Scottish doctors John Brown

Jean Astruc, the “compleat physician” WIN ’23

Eli D. Ehrenpreis

Ruggero Oddi: Brilliant physician and victim of gaslighting by the Congo Free State new

Josephine Ensign

Gospel Argonaut

María Belén Eyheramonho

Life-giving doctors: the hard decision of self-surrender

Howard Fischer

A tale of three doctors
The satirical side of William Osler, M.D. WIN ’23

Brody M. Fogleman, Harsh Jha, Noel Brownlee, and JuliSu DiMucci-Ward

Corn, pellagra, and modern medicine—How an ancient disease was recognized in South Carolina’s state lunatic asylum WIN ’23

James L. Franklin

Franz Anton Mesmer

Medicine and Physicians during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration: Overview

Frederick A. Cook, MD: First to reach the North Pole or A Hero in Disgrace?

Reginald Koettlitz: Geologist, Explorer, and Scott’s Forgotten Surgeon

Edward Leicester Atkinson: Parasitologist, Explorer, War Hero

Edward Adrian Wilson: Artist, Naturalist, Edwardian Hero
From woodpeckers to Auenbrugger
Steller’s Sea eagle: Who was Georg Wilhelm Steller? WIN ’23

J. Gordon Frierson

America’s first bronchoscopist

Chris Gilleard

Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard

James Goodwin and Peter Kopplin

Walter Campbell: more than a footnote

Patrick Guinan

Thomas Linacre: catalyst for the Renaissance

John Locke

Hina Haq

Through hardship comes success—Life of Adolph Kussmaul new

Paula Hellal

Charles West: 19th century childhood expert

Barry I. Hoffbrand

Dr. Monro, Mr. Turner, and his mother

Anne Jacobson

The “English Hippocrates” and the disease of kings

Jason Jo

Henri Parinaud—French physician, composer, and humanitarian WIN ’23

K – P


Sylvia R. Karasu

Albert C. Barnes, MD: the physician who spun silver into gold

Maria Stack Kinsella 

Dr. Currier McEwen

Laura King

Morris Fishbein, MD—foe of four-flushers, flimflammers, and fakes

C. Frederick Kittle

Benjamin Rush—Heritage and Hope

K.N. Lai

Sun Yat-sen, father of the Republic of China

Marshall A. Lichtman

The Quaker and the Jew, an enduring and impactful friendship: Thomas Hodgkin and Moses Montefiore

Philip Liebson

John Caius, the polymath who described the sweating sickness

Kevin R. Loughlin

Benjamin Rush: physician, patriot, and polymath

James A. Marcum

Giorgio Baglivi and The Practice of Physick

Adil Menon

Joseph Goldberger: epidemiology’s unsung hero

Marie-Catherine Mousseau

Robert Todd: overlooking big achievements

Kirtan Nautiyal

       Thomas Hodgkin: the limits of idealism

Alex Ngo

Sir William Stewart Duke-Elder

Tran Nguyen Ngoc Nhu

The significant contributors to the history and development of Vietnam’s medicine sector

Joshua D. Niforatos and Gregory W. Rutecki

From bedside to bench and beyond: the legacy of Dr. Eric G.L. Bywaters

Avi Ohry

Whitlock Nicholl: Physician and theological writer WIN ’23
Fritz Mainzer and the Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt new

Oladele Olajide Onada

Ephraim McDowell Cosgrave: Irish physician

Anthony Papagiannis

Paul Brand and the myth of rotting flesh

Krutika Parasar

Frank H. Krusen—the father of physical medicine and rehabilitation

JMS Pearce

The mysteries of James Lind and scurvy

Stephen Hales: the priest who pioneered clinical physiology

Dr. John Wall and Royal Worcester porcelain

Henrik Sjögren and his syndrome

Luigi Galvani: beginnings of electrophysiology 

John Arbuthnot: physician, wit, and creator of John Bull
Thomas Sydenham, “The English Hippocrates”
Roget and his Thesaurus
Thomas Young MD FRS (1773-1829): “The Last Man Who Knew Everything.” 
The wayward Paracelsus
Johannes Jacob Wepfer (1620-1695)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

William Withering’s botanical microscope
Caleb Hillier Parry MD FRS
Denis Parsons Burkitt
John Bostock and hay fever
Raynaud’s phenomenon new
The Foundling Hospital and Dr. Richard Mead new

Einar Perman

Carl Linnaeus – botanist and physician

Nils Rosén von Rosenstein: founder of pediatrics

R – Z


Jayant Radhakrishnan


John Raffensperger

Beloved physicians: three unsung heroes

Tonse N. K. Raju

Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman

Nicolas Roberto Robles

Doctor Schiller

Kate Elizabeth Shipman and Sudarshan Ramachandran

Thomas Addison

Michael D. Shulman

Arthur Conan Doyle and the romance of medicine

Stanford Shulman

Charles-Michel Billard, an overlooked pediatric pioneer

Aditi Sivaramakrishnan

Pierre Bretonneau

Annabelle Slingerland

Dr. Samuel Sarphati

Jiyeon Son

Heo Jun: brilliant physician in 16th century Korea

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc

Paracelsus: physician and alchemist

Mariel Tishma

William Gorgas – Life and Medical Legacy
African American medical pioneers

John J. Turner

Grandfather of allergy: Dr. Bill Frankland, the ardent centenarian

Elliot Weisenberg

Rudolf Virchow, pathologist, anthropologist, and social thinker

Göran Wettrell

William Withering and the use of foxglove in pediatric patients
William Osler: Clinician and teacher with a pediatric interest
Sir William Osler and Oxford new

Frank A. Wollheim

Jan Waldenström and Dag Hammaskjöld: a friendship between two Swedish humanists

Jan Gösta Waldentröm: a pioneer of translational medicine

Torsten Almén 1931-2016. Inventor of non-ionized contrast media
Jöns Jacob Berzelius: physician, scientist, and globetrotter
Erik Jorpes: from Kökar to Helsingfors, Moscow, and Stockholm

A.J. Wright

“Without dissent”: Early black physicians in Alabama

Roseanne Zhao and Roy Zhao

Alfred Salter: physician, visionary, politician, and social reformer



Sir Norman Gregg and the German measles WIN ’23
Pierre Charles Louis of the numerical method WIN ’23
The three knights of thyrotoxicosis WIN ’23
Abraham de Balmes ben Meir, Jewish Italian physician and polymath
(Avi Ohry) new
Matthew Baillie (1761–1823), anatomist and physician new
Thomas Beddoes, MD (1760–1808) new
John Fothergill (1712–1780), eminent physician, reformer, and botanist new
Matthew Dobson (1735?–1784) new
John Huxham (1694–1768) new
Walter Charleton (1619–1707) new