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With 502 biographies, Physicians are the 30th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Astronomers, Astronauts, and Chemists.

Pantheon has 613 people classified as physicians born between 2700 BC and 1985. Of these 613, 63 (10.28%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living physicians include Eric Kandel, Ferid Murad, and Harvey J. Alter. The most famous deceased physicians include Hippocrates, Florence Nightingale, and Galen. As of April 2022, 112 new physicians have been added to Pantheon including Paracelsus, Harvey J. Alter, and Édouard Séguin.

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Newly Added Physicians (2022)

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Most physicians were born in Germany (90), United States (86), and United Kingdom (61). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (14), Paris (10), and Berlin (6).The most common death places of physicians were United States (84), Germany (72), and United Kingdom (65). By city, these were Paris (31), London (26), and New York City (19).

The earliest biographies classified as physicians in Pantheon are Sushruta, Peseshet, and Merit-Ptah.  The concentration of physicians was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier physicians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Physicians were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Physicians since 1700.

Physicians are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Biologists, Mathematicians, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.