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Famous Physicians from Switzerland

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

Examples of people on this list: Jean-Paul Marat, Emil Theodor Kocher and more.

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

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    Adolf Meyer

    Dec. at 84 (1866-1950)
    Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as...  more
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    Alexandre Yersin

    Dec. at 80 (1863-1943)
    Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin (22 September 1863 – 1 March 1943) was a Swiss and naturalized...  more
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    Alphonse Crespo

    Alphonse Crespo (aka Luis Crespo) is a Swiss orthopedic surgeon. Founder in 2007 of Medicine &...  more
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    August Socin

    Dec. at 62 (1837-1899)
    August Socin (February 21, 1837 – January 22, 1899) was a Swiss surgeon and educator born in...  more
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    Carl Jung

    Dec. at 86 (1875-1961)
    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss...  more

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    Carl Rüedi

    Dec. at 53 (1848-1901)
    Carl Rüedi (April 21 (or 23?), 1848 – June 17, 1901) was a Swiss pulmonologist and at his...  more
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    Emil Theodor Kocher

    Dec. at 76 (1841-1917)
    Emil Theodor Kocher (25 August 1841 – 27 July 1917) was a Swiss physician and medical...  more
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    Emmanuel Stupanus

    Dec. at 77 (1587-1664)
    Emmanuel Stupanus or Stuppan (December 13, 1587 – February 26, 1664) was a Swiss physician and...  more
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    Enrique Favez

    Dec. at 65 (1791-1856)
    Enriqueta Favez (c. 1791 – 1856) also known as Henriette Favez, was a Swiss physician and...  more
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    Ernst Rüdin

    Dec. at 78 (1874-1952)
    Ernst Rüdin (April 19, 1874 in St. Gallen – October 22, 1952) was a Swiss-born German...  more
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    Eugen Bircher

    Dec. at 74 (1882-1956)
    Eugen Bircher (17 February 1882 in Aarau – 20 October 1956) was a Swiss politician (member of...  more
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    Felix Plater

    Dec. at 78 (1536-1614)
    Felix Plater (or Platter ; German: [ˈplatɐ]; October 28, 1536 – July 28, 1614) was a Swiss...  more
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    François Naville

    Dec. at 85 (1883-1968)
    François Naville (14 June 1883 – 3 April 1968) was a Swiss physician, director of the...  more
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    Friedrich Erismann

    Dec. at 73 (1842-1915)
    Friedrich Huldreich Erismann, or Fyodor Fyodorovich Erismann (14 November 1842 - 13 November...  more
  • 16

    Fritz Müller

    Dec. at 61 (1834-1895)
    Friedrich "Fritz" Müller (8 May 1834 – 10 March 1895) was a Swiss doctor, zoologist, and...  more
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    Gaspard Bauhin

    Dec. at 64 (1560-1624)
    Gaspard Bauhin or Caspar Bauhin (Latin: Casparus Bauhinus; 17 January 1560 – 5 December 1624),...  more
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    Gaspard Vieusseux

    Dec. at 68 (1746-1814)
    Gaspard Vieusseux (February 18, 1746 – October 21, 1814) was a Genevan physician born in...  more
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    Hans Jenny

    Dec. at 68 (1904-1972)
    For the soil scientist, see Hans Jenny (pedologist).Hans Jenny (16 August 1904, Basel – 23...  more
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    Heinrich Frenkel

    Dec. at 71 (1860-1931)
    Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel (June 5, 1860, in Heiden, Switzerland – April 21, 1931, in...  more
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    Hermann Eichhorst

    Dec. at 72 (1849-1921)
    Hermann Ludwig Eichhorst (3 March 1849 – 26 July 1921) was a German-Swiss internist born in...  more
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    Hermann Sahli

    Dec. at 77 (1856-1933)
    Hermann Sahli (May 23, 1856 – April 28, 1933) was a Swiss internist who was a native of Bern....  more
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    Hugo Steiner

    Hugo Steiner is a Swiss citizen who graduated from the University of Zurich as a physician...  more
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    Jacques-Louis Reverdin

    Dec. at 87 (1842-1929)
    Jaques-Louis Reverdin (28 August 1842 – 9 January 1929) was a Swiss surgeon who was a native...  more
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    Jean-Louis Prévost

    Dec. at 89 (1838-1927)
    Jean-Louis Prévost (May 12, 1838 - September 12, 1927) was a Swiss neurologist and...  more