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Famous Physicians from England

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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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This historic physicians from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from England?" These prominent physicians of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English physicians.

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  • 1

    Alfred James Broomhall

    Dec. at 82 (1911-1994)

    BirthplaceYantai, China

    Alfred James Broomhall (6 December 1911 – 11 May 1994), also A. J. Broomhall, was a British Protestant Christian medical missionary to China, and author and historian of the China Inland Mission...  more
  • 2

    Andrew Brown

  • 3

    Andrew Wynter

    Dec. at 57 (1819-1876)
    Andrew Wynter (1819- 12 May 1876, Chiswick) 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...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    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 well as...  more
  • 5

    Archibald Garrod

    Dec. at 78 (1857-1936)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (25 November 1857 – 28 March 1936) was an English physician who pioneered the field of inborn errors of metabolism. He also discovered alkaptonuria, understanding its...  more
  • 6

    Astley Cooper

    Dec. at 72 (1768-1841)

    BirthplaceBrooke, United Kingdom

    Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Baronet (23 August 1768 – 12 February 1841) was an English surgeon and anatomist, who made historical contributions to otology, vascular surgery, the anatomy and...  more
  • 7


    Dec. at 63 (672-735)

    BirthplaceJarrow, United Kingdom

    Bede ( BEED; Old English: Bǣda, Bēda; 672/3 – 26 May 735), also known as Saint Bede, Venerable Bede, and Bede the Venerable (Latin: Bēda Venerābilis), was an English Benedictine monk at the monastery...  more
  • 8

    Cecil Reynolds

    Dec. at 66 (1880-1947)


    Cecil Reynolds appeared in 1931 film Frankenstein....  more
  • 9

    Charles Blagden

    Dec. at 71 (1748-1820)

    BirthplaceWotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Brian Blagden FRS (17 April 1748 – 26 March 1820) was a British physician and scientist. He served as a medical officer in the Army (1776–1780) and later held the position of Secretary of...  more
  • 10

    Cicely Saunders

    Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

    BirthplaceBarnet, United Kingdom

    Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM DBE FRCS FRCP FRCN (22 June 1918 – 14 July 2005) was an English Doctor, nurse, social worker, physician and writer, an Anglican, and involved with terminal care research...  more
  • 11

    Clinton Thomas Dent

    Dec. at 61 (1850-1912)
    Clinton Thomas Dent FRCS (7 December 1850 – 26 August 1912) was an English surgeon, author and mountaineer....  more
  • 12

    Clopton Havers

    Dec. at 45 (1657-1702)

    BirthplaceStambourne, England

    Clopton Havers (24 February 1657 – April 1702) 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...  more
  • 13
    Ebenezer Sibly (1751 – c. 1799) was an English physician, astrologer and writer on the occult....  more
  • 14

    Edward Adrian Wilson

    Dec. at 39 (1872-1912)

    BirthplaceCheltenham, United Kingdom

    Edward Adrian Wilson (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912), was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, ornithologist and artist....  more
  • 15

    Edward Bach

    Dec. at 50 (1886-1936)

    BirthplaceMoseley, United Kingdom

    Edward Bach ( (listen) BATCH; 24 September 1886 – 27 November 1936) was an English doctor, bacteriologist, homeopath, and spiritual writer, best known for developing the Bach flower remedies, a form...  more
  • 16

    Edward Davy

    Dec. at 78 (1806-1885)

    BirthplaceOttery St Mary, United Kingdom

    Edward Davy (16 June 1806 – 26 January 1885) was an English physician, scientist, and inventor who played a prominent role in the development of telegraphy, and invented an electric relay.Davy was...  more
  • 17

    Edward Henry Sieveking

    Dec. at 87 (1816-1904)


    Sir Edward Henry Sieveking (24 August 1816 – 24 February 1904) was an English physician....  more
  • 18

    Edward Jenner

    Dec. at 73 (1749-1823)

    BirthplaceBerkeley, United Kingdom

    Edward Jenner, FRS FRCPE (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. The terms vaccine and vaccination...  more

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  • 19

    Elias of London

    Elias of London also known as Elijah ben Moses or Elias le Evesque, was Presbyter Judaeorum in 13th-century England....  more
  • 20

    Ernest Abraham Hart

    Dec. at 62 (1835-1898)
    Ernest Abraham Hart (26 June 1835 – 7 January 1898) was an English medical journalist....  more
  • 21

    Francis Brett Young

    Dec. at 69 (1884-1954)

    BirthplaceHalesowen, United Kingdom

    Francis Brett Young (29 June 1884 – 28 March 1954) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and composer....  more
  • 22

    George Chapman

    Dec. at 37 (1865-1903)


    George Chapman (14 December 1865 – 7 April 1903), born as Seweryn Antonowicz Kłosowski, was a Polish serial killer known as the Borough Poisoner. Born in Congress Poland, he moved to England as an...  more

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  • 23

    Golding Bird

    Dec. at 39 (1814-1854)


    Golding Bird (9 December 1814 – 27 October 1854) 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...  more
  • 24

    Graham Chapman

    Dec. at 48 (1941-1989)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played...  more

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  • 25

    Harry Hill

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceWoking, England

    Harry Hill (born Matthew Keith Hall; 1 October 1964) is an English comedian, author and television presenter. He has narrated You've Been Framed since 2004, and hosted Harry Hill's TV Burp for eleven...  more

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