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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.

Use this list of renowned Swiss 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. (49 items)
Adolf Meyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
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Adolf Meyer, was a psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927-28 and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century. His focus ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1866-1950)

Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Zurich District, Niederweningen, Dielsdorf district, + more

Profession: Psychiatrist, Physician, Science writer

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Alexandre Yersin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
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Alexandre Yersin


Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin was a Swiss and naturalized French physician and bacteriologist. He is remembered as the discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague or pest, which was later named in his honour. ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1863-1943)

Birthplace: Aubonne, Switzerland

Profession: Physician

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Alphonse Crespo


Alphonse Crespo is a Swiss orthopedic surgeon. Founder in 2007 of Medicine & Liberty a medical network dedicated to the study and advocacy of liberty, ethics & market in medical services. President of the Cercle de philosophie politique Benjamin Constant at the Institut Libéral a Swiss free-market ...more

Profession: Physician

August Socin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from Switzerland
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August Socin was a Swiss surgeon and educator born in the town of Vevey. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1837-1899)

Profession: Physician, Surgeon

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