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List of Famous Neurologists

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List of famous neurologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top neurologists in the world? This includes the most prominent neurologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable neurologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic neurologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned neurologists.

Roberta Bondar and Alastair Buchan are only the beginning of the people on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known neurologists to the lesser known neurologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the neurologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous neurologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous neurologists?" then you're in the right place. (51 items)
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    Oliver Sacks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Oliver Sacks is a film story contributor. more

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    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Neurologist, Author, Physician, Writer, Teacher
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    Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. Upon completing his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1856-1939)
    • Birthplace: Příbor, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Scientist, + more
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    Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours including ...more

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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
    • Profession: Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut, Scientist, Author, + more
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    Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Alfred Ernest Jones, FRCP, MRCS was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and became its leading exponent in the English-speaking world. As President of both the British Psycho-Analytical ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1879-1958)
    • Birthplace: Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Neurologist, Psychoanalyst
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    Alastair Buchan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Professor Alastair Buchan is a neurologist and researcher in stroke medicine. His main research interest has always been how to make neuroprotection a reality in the clinic. Since October 2008 he has served as the Head of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. Buchan was educated at ...more

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    • Age: 60
    • Profession: Neurologist, Researcher
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    António Egas Moniz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz, known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern psychosurgery, having developed the surgical procedure leucotomy—​known better today as lobotomy—​for which he became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1874-1955)
    • Birthplace: Avanca
    • Profession: Neurologist, Physician
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    Steven Novella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    Steven Paul Novella is an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Novella is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement. more

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    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Neurologist
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    William Benjamin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Neurologists
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    William Benjamin Carpenter CB FRS was an English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist. He was instrumental in the early stages of the unified University of London. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1813-1885)
    • Birthplace: Exeter, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Neurologist
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