With 438 biographies, Physicians are the 28th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Astronomers, Businesspeople, and Chemists.

Pantheon has 436 people classified as physicians born between 2700 BC and 1985. Of these 436, 43 (9.86%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living physicians include Jacques Rogge, Stanley Cohen, and Ferid Murad. The most famous deceased physicians include Hippocrates, Paracelsus, and Galen.

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Deceased Physicians

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Most physicians were born in Germany (57), United States (57), and United Kingdom (41). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (11), Paris (7), and Vienna (6).The most common death places of physicians were United States (55), Germany (46), and United Kingdom (44). By city, these were Paris (26), London (20), and Rome (11).

The earliest biographies classified as physicians in Pantheon are Hippocrates, Sushruta, 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 Mathematicians, Biologists, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.