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List of Famous Physiologists

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List of famous physiologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top physiologists in the world? This includes the most prominent physiologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable physiologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic physiologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned physiologists.

Examples include Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Ulf von Euler.

From reputable, prominent, and well known physiologists to the lesser known physiologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the physiologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous physiologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous physiologists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. (born August 19, 1935) is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to fly on six spaceflights, and he is the most formally educated astronaut with six academic degrees. Musgrave is the only astronaut to fly aboard all five Space Shuttles....  more
  • Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is an American science communicator. After working at the University of California, Davis as a research scientist in neurophysiology, she left research work to pursue a career in science communication. Her work has included multiple audio and video programs, including the This Week in Science radio program and Dr. Kiki's Science Hour....  more
  • Barry Chapman Bishop (January 13, 1932 – September 24, 1994) was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for most of his life, beginning as a picture editor in 1959 and serving as a photographer, writer, and scientist with the society until his retirement in 1994. He was killed in an automobile accident near Pocatello, Idaho later that year....  more
  • Claude Bernard (French: [bɛʁnaʁ]; 12 July 1813 – 10 February 1878) was a French physiologist. Historian I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University called Bernard "one of the greatest of all men of science". Among many other accomplishments, he was one of the first to suggest the use of blind experiments to ensure the objectivity of scientific observations. He originated the term milieu intérieur, and the associated concept of homeostasis (the latter term being coined by Walter Bradford Cannon)....  more

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