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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Edinburgh Medical School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Edinburgh Medical School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Edinburgh Medical School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Edinburgh Medical School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Edinburgh Medical School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Edinburgh Medical School.

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

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Edinburgh Medical School?” and “Which celebrities are University of Edinburgh Medical School alumni?”

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from ...more

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Poet, Politician, Novelist Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones ...more

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William Withering is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Chemist, Physician, Geologist William Withering FRS was an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis.

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William Jardine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Surgeon William Jardine was a Scottish physician and merchant who co-founded the Hong Kong based conglomerate Jardine, Matheson and Company. Following his return to England from the Far East, between ...more

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Henry Latimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Politician, Physician Dr. Henry Latimer was an American physician and politician from Newport, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was elected to the Continental Congress from Delaware, and was a member of the ...more

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Erasmus Darwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Physician, Botanist Erasmus Darwin was an English physician. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave-trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His ...more

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Alec Boswell Timms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
Alec Boswell Timms Alexander "Alec" Boswell Timms was an Australian-born international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Edinburgh Wanderers and Edinburgh University. Timms played ...more

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Richard Bright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Richard Bright Physician Richard Bright was an English physician and early pioneer in the research of kidney disease. He was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, the third son of Sarah and Richard Bright Sr., a wealthy ...more

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Thomas Addison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physician Thomas Addison was a renowned 19th-century English physician and scientist. He is traditionally regarded as one of the "great men" of Guy's Hospital in London. Among other pathologies ...more

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James Lind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physician James Lind FRSE FRCPE was a Scottish physician. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured ...more

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Charles Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Surgeon, Writer Sir Charles Bell KH FRS FRSE FRCSE MWS was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist, and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor ...more

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John Collins Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added John Collins Warren Surgeon John Collins Warren, of Boston, was one of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century. In 1846 he gave permission to William T.G. Morton to provide ether anesthesia while Warren ...more

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John Cheyne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added John Cheyne Physician John Cheyne was a British physician, surgeon and author of monographs on a number of medical topics. He was one of the people to identify Cheyne–Stokes respiration.

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Robert Liston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Surgeon Robert Liston was a pioneering Scottish surgeon. Liston was noted for his skill in an era prior to anaesthetics, when speed made a difference in terms of pain and survival.

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Thomas Hodgkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physician Thomas Hodgkin was an English physician, considered one of the most prominent pathologists of his time and a pioneer in preventive medicine. He is now best known for the first account of ...more

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added William Brooke O'Shaughnessy Physician William Brooke O'Shaughnessy MD FRS was an Irish physician famous for his work in pharmacology and inventions related to telegraphy. His medical research led to the development of intravenous ...more

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James Young Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added James Young Simpson Physician Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet was a Scottish obstetrician and an important figure in the history of medicine. Simpson discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully ...more

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Robert G. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Biologist, Physiologist, Scientist Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards, CBE, FRS was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation in particular. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe, Edwards ...more

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Matthew Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Matthew Kaufman Professor Matthew H. Kaufman was Professor Emeritus at University of Edinburgh having been Professor of Anatomy there from 1985–2007. He taught anatomy and embryology for more than 30 years, initially at ...more

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Peter C. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Veterinarian, Researcher, Scientist Peter Charles Doherty AC is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in ...more

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John Morgan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added John Morgan Physician John Morgan was co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America; and he served as the second "Chief physician & ...more

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Joseph Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physicist, Chemist Joseph Black FRSE FRCPE FPSG was a Scottish physician and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of Anatomy and Chemistry at the ...more

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Daniel Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physicist, Chemist, Physician Daniel Rutherford FRSE FRCPE FLS FSA was a Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is most famous for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772. Rutherford was the uncle of the novelist Sir Walter ...more

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Thomas Charles Hope is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Chemist Thomas Charles Hope FRSE FRS PRCPE FFPSG was a Scottish physician and chemist. He discovered the element strontium, and gave his name to Hope's Experiment, which shows that water reaches its ...more

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Charles Tupper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Physician, Lawyer Sir Charles Tupper, 1st Baronet, GCMG CB PC was a Canadian father of Confederation: as the Premier of Nova Scotia from 1864 to 1867, he led Nova Scotia into Confederation. He went on to serve as ...more

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Joseph Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
kevin.an88 added Joseph Bell Joseph Bell, JP, DL, FRCS was a Scottish lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh in the 19th century. He is perhaps best known as an inspiration for the literary character ...more