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

Arthur Conan Doyle and John Arbuthnot are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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A. J. Cronin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Scotland
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Archibald Joseph Cronin, MB, ChB, MD, DPH, MRCP was a Scottish novelist and physician. His best-known novel was The Citadel, about a doctor in a Welsh mining village who quickly moves up the career ladder in London. Cronin had observed this scene closely as a Medical Inspector of Mines and later as ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Physician, Writer

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Alexander Crichton

Sir Alexander Crichton was a Scottish physician and author. ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1763-1856)

Birthplace: Newington^! Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Physician


Alexander Henderson

Alexander Henderson was a Scottish physician and author. Born in Aberdeenshire, he was educated at Edinburgh University, where he graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1803. He went to London and was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians in 1808. He chiefly devoted himself to ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1780-1863)

Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Physician, Writer


Alexander Leighton

Alexander Leighton was a Scottish medical doctor and puritan preacher and pamphleteer best known for his 1630 pamphlet that attacked the Anglican church and which led to his torture by King Charles I. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1587-1649)

Birthplace: Scotland

Profession: Physician, Pamphleteer