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Famous Physicians from Portugal

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List of notable or famous physicians from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Portugal and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese 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 Portugal is included when available.

List people include Pope John XXI, António Egas Moniz and many additional people as well.

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

Use this list of renowned Portuguese physicians to discover some new physicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Amato Lusitano

    João Rodrigues de Castelo Branco, better known as Amato Lusitano and Amatus Lusitanus (1511–1568), was a notable Portuguese Jewish physician of the 16th century. Like Herophilus, Galen, Ibn al-Nafis, Michael Servetus, Realdo Colombo and William Harvey, he is credited as making a discovery in the circulation of the blood. He is said to have discovered the function of the valves in the circulation of the blood. ...  more
    • Age: 510
    • Birthplace: Castelo Branco, Portugal
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    Saint Anthony of Padua (Portuguese: Santo António de Pádua), born Fernando Martins de Bulhões (15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) – also known as Saint Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: Santo António de Lisboa) – was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the patron saint of lost things....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 35 (1195-1231)
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

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  • António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (29 November 1874 – 13 December 1955), known as Egas Moniz (Portuguese: [ˈɛɣɐʒ muˈniʃ]), 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 the first Portuguese national to receive a Nobel Prize in 1949 (shared with Walter Rudolf Hess).He held academic positions, wrote many medical articles and also served in several legislative and diplomatic posts in the Portuguese government. In 1911 he became professor of neurology in Lisbon until his retirement in 1944....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)
    • Birthplace: Avanca
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    António Moraes Machado