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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.

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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?”
Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
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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 common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)

Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
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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 in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1859-1930)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

Age: Died at 58 (1741-1799)

Birthplace: Wellington, United Kingdom

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William Jardine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Medical School Alumni
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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 1841 to 1843, he was Member of Parliament for Ashburton representing the Whig party. Educated in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, in 1802 Jardine obtained a diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In the same year he became a surgeon's mate aboard the Brunswick belonging to the East India Company, and set sail for India. Captured by the French and shipwrecked in 1805, he was repatriated and returned to the East India Company's service as a ship's surgeon. In May 1817, he ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1784-1843)

Birthplace: Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom

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