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List of notable or famous physicians from England, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in England and even some popular physicians who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from England is included when available.

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Alfred James Broomhall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Alfred James Broomhall Dec. at 83 (1911-1994) Alfred James Broomhall, also A. J. Broomhall, was a British Protestant Christian medical missionary to China, and author and historian of the China Inland Mission.

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Andrew Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from England
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Andrew Wynter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Andrew Wynter Dec. at 57 (1819-1876) Andrew Wynter was an English physician and author. Born in Bristol, Wynter studied medicine at St George's Hospital and set up a London practice. He edited the British Medical Journal 1845-60, ...more

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Theodore Dalrymple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from England
age 68 Anthony Daniels, who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is an English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. He worked in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries as ...more

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Archibald Garrod is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 79 (1857-1936) Sir Archibald Edward Garrod, KCMG, FRS was an English physician who pioneered the field of inborn errors of metabolism. He also discovered alkaptonuria, understanding its inheritance. He served ...more

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Astley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 73 (1768-1841) Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Baronet was an English surgeon and anatomist, who made historical contributions to otology, vascular surgery, the anatomy and pathology of the mammary glands and ...more

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Bede is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 63 (672-735) Bede, also referred to as Saint Bede or the Venerable Bede, was an English monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth and its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow, ...more

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Cecil Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 67 (1880-1947) Cecil Reynolds appeared in 1931 film Frankenstein.

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Charles Blagden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 72 (1748-1820) Sir Charles Brian Blagden FRS was a British physician and scientist. He served as a medical officer in the Army and later held the position of Secretary of the Royal Society. Blagden won the ...more

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Cicely Saunders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 87 (1918-2005) Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM, DBE, FRCS, FRCP, FRCN was an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. She is best known for her ...more

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Clinton Thomas Dent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 62 (1850-1912) Clinton Thomas Dent FRCS was an English surgeon, author and mountaineer.

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Clopton Havers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Clopton Havers Dec. at 45 (1657-1702) Clopton Havers was an English physician who did pioneering research on the microstructure of bone. He is believed to have been the first person to observe and almost certainly the first to ...more

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Ebenezer Sibly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 48 (1751-1799) Ebenezer Sibly was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult.

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Edward Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 40 (1872-1912) Edward Adrian Wilson FZS was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist.

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Edward Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Edward Bach Dec. at 50 (1886-1936) Edward Bach was a British physician, homeopath, bacteriologist and spiritual writer, best known for developing a range of remedies called the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine ...more

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Edward Davy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 79 (1806-1885) Edward Davy was an English physician, scientist, and inventor who played a prominent role in the development of telegraphy, and invented an electric relay. Davy was born in Ottery St Mary, ...more

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Edward Henry Sieveking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Edward Henry Sieveking Dec. at 88 (1816-1904) Sir Edward Henry Sieveking was an English physician born in Bishopsgate, London. He studied medicine at the University of Berlin under eminent physiologist Johannes Peter Muller, and also at ...more

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Edward Jenner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 74 (1749-1823) Edward Jenner, FRS was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his ...more

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Elias of London is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Elias of London Elias of London also known as Elijah ben Moses or Elias le Evesque, was Presbyter Judaeorum in thirteenth-century England. He succeeded Aaron of York, represented London at the so-called ...more

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Ernest Abraham Hart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Ernest Abraham Hart Dec. at 63 (1835-1898) Ernest Abraham Hart was an English medical journalist. Hart was born in London, the son of a Jewish dentist. He was educated at the City of London school, and became a student at St Georges ...more

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Francis Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 70 (1884-1954) Francis Brett Young was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer.

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George Chapman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 38 (1865-1903) George Chapman was a Polish serial killer known as the Borough Poisoner. Born Seweryn Antonowicz KÅ‚osowski in Congress Poland, he moved as an adult to England, where he committed his crimes. He ...more

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Golding Bird is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Golding Bird Dec. at 40 (1814-1854) Golding Bird was a British medical doctor and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He became a great authority on kidney diseases and published a comprehensive paper on urinary deposits ...more

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Graham Chapman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 48 (1941-1989) Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python.

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Harry Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Physicians from England
age 53 Harry Hill is an English comedian, author and television presenter best known for narrating You've Been Framed! since 2004 and hosting Harry Hill's TV Burp for eleven years from 2001 to 2012 as ...more

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Havelock Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 80 (1859-1939) Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis, was an English physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on ...more

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Henry Stubbe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Henry Stubbe Dec. at 44 (1632-1676) Henry Stubbe or Stubbes was an English physician, writer and scholar.

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Henry Valentine Knaggs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Henry Valentine Knaggs Dec. at 95 (1859-1954) Henry Valentine Knaggs was an English doctor and author who was a notable practitioner of nature cure methods.

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Hugh of Evesham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Hugh of Evesham was a 13th-century English churchman, physician and alchemist. Given his name, it is likely that he came from Evesham, Worcestershire. Hugh studied at Oxford University in the ...more

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Jack Suchet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 93 (1908-2001) Jack Suchet was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who carried out research on the use of penicillin in the treatment of venereal disease with Sir Alexander Fleming in London. He was ...more

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James Hinton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Physicians from England
James Hinton Dec. at 53 (1822-1875) James Hinton was an English surgeon and author. He is the father of mathematician Charles Howard Hinton.

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James Jurin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 66 (1684-1750) James Jurin FRS MA FRCP MD was an English scientist and physician, particularly remembered for his early work in capillary action and in the epidemiology of smallpox vaccination. He was a ...more

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James Orbinski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Physicians from England
age 58 James Jude Orbinski, OC, OOnt, MSC is a Canadian physician, writer, and humanitarian activist. He is an associate professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Fellow at the Munk ...more

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James Paget is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Physicians from England
James Paget Dec. at 85 (1814-1899) Sir James Paget, 1st Baronet was an English surgeon and pathologist who is best remembered for Paget's disease and who is considered, together with Rudolf Virchow, as one of the founders of ...more

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James Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 69 (1755-1824) James Parkinson FGS was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in which he was the ...more

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James Parsons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Physicians from England
James Parsons Dec. at 65 (1705-1770) James Parsons FRS was an English physician, antiquary and author. Born in Barnstaple, he was brought up in Ireland before going to Paris to study medicine. He received his degree from Rheims and ...more

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James Underwood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Physicians from England
James Underwood age 75 Sir James Underwood FMedSci is a British pathologist who was awarded a knighthood for services to medicine in the 2005 New Year honours list.

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Jim Swire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 52 (1936-1988) Herbert Swire, best known as Jim Swire, is an English doctor best known for his involvement in the aftermath of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, in which his daughter Flora was killed. ...more

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John Arbuthnot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 68 (1667-1735) John Arbuthnot, often known simply as Dr Arbuthnot, was a Scottish physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contributions to mathematics, his membership in the ...more

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John Arderne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Arderne Dec. at 85 (1307-1392) John Arderne was an English surgeon, and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. He is considered one of the fathers of surgery, described by some as England's first surgeon and ...more

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John Bulwer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Bulwer Dec. at 50 (1606-1656) John Bulwer was an English physician and early Baconian natural philosopher who wrote five works exploring the Body and human communication, particularly by gesture. He was the first person in ...more

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John Caius is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 63 (1510-1573) John Caius MD, also known as Johannes Caius, was an English physician, and second founder of the present Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

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John Conolly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Conolly Dec. at 72 (1794-1866) John Conolly was an English psychiatrist.

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John Floyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Floyer Dec. at 85 (1649-1734) Sir John Floyer was an English physician and author.

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John Freind is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Freind Dec. at 53 (1675-1728) John Freind, FRS, was an English physician.

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John Freke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Physicians from England
John Freke Dec. at 68 (1688-1756) John Freke was an English surgeon. Together with Percival Pott he was instrumental in separating the profession of surgeon from that of barber. Freke was the son of a rural minister from Ockford ...more

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John French is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 41 (1616-1657) John French was an English physician known for his contributions to chemistry as well as for his English translations of Latin and German works.

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John Grant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Physicians from England
age 85 John Grant English went to St Peter and Pauls Primary School then went to Thornleigh is a crime writer, who writes under the pen name Jonathan Gash. He is the author of the Lovejoy series of ...more

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John Henry Clarke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 78 (1853-1931) John Henry Clarke was a prominent English classical homeopath. He was also, arguably, the most important anti-Semite in Great Britain. He led The Britons, an anti-Semitic organisation. Clarke ...more

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John Jeremiah Bigsby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Physicians from England
Dec. at 89 (1792-1881) John Jeremiah Bigsby, M.D., F.R.S, F.G.S., F.R.G.S., was an English physician who became known for his work on geology, an interest developed while on military service in Lower and Upper Canada, ...more