Physician in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 287

  • 1786-04-15 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1876)
  • 1789-01-03 Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1789-09-28 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1790-02-18 Marshall Hall, Basford Nottinghamshire, physician
  • 1793-11-10 Jared Kirtland, US, physician/naturalist/reformed penitentiaries
  • 1795-08-22 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1874)
  • 1795-09-20 Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author
  • 1796-02-17 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • 1797-01-12 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
  • 1799-04-22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)
  • 1799-06-23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • 1800-06-23 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and social activist (d. 1846)
  • 1800-07-09 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
  • 1800-12-04 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
  • 1804-02-19 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • 1805-12-10 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • 1806-04-29 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria, physician/philosopher
  • 1806-06-16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • 1806-12-09 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (d. 1838)
  • 1807-10-22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease
  • 1809-01-01 John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
  • 1809-08-29 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1812-05-06 Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, Abolitionist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army)
  • 1813-01-31 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • 1814-11-25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1815-08-04 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • 1816-12-29 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
  • 1818-11-07 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • 1819-07-06 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1819-10-19 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

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1821-02-03 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, born in Bristol, England (d. 1910)

  • 1822-01-07 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • 1822-02-22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1822-10-15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer
  • 1823-08-18 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian
  • 1824-03-05 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824-03-29 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • 1824-06-02 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • 1827-04-05 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • 1829-02-15 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
  • 1829-09-06 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1831-03-07 John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Winnsboro, South Carolina (d. 1898)
  • 1831-05-01 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (d. 1903)
  • 1834-02-06 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • 1834-02-23 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
  • 1835-05-21 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (d. 1884)
  • 1835-10-01 Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (d. 1920)
  • 1836-06-09 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1838-04-12 John Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician
  • 1840-01-21 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university
  • 1842-03-07 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist

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1843-07-07 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1845-06-18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • 1849-07-12 William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
  • 1849-09-28 Dudley Allen Sargent, US physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • 1850-02-20 Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
  • 1853-09-16 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • 1853-12-17 Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)
  • 1854-02-09 Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
  • 1854-03-15 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1855-01-22 Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy
  • 1856-04-01 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
  • 1857-04-14 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1858-04-01 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)

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1858-08-11 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1859-02-02 Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
  • 1859-12-15 Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
  • 1860-03-22 Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1860-12-15 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1862-06-05 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish physician (Nobel 1911)
  • 1863-07-12 Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
  • 1867-04-25 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist
  • 1867-08-22 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1939)
  • 1868-06-03 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camagüey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • 1869-02-27 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • 1869-03-25 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • 1872-07-13 Alfons van de Perre, Flemish physician/MP
  • 1872-08-05 Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)

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1872-11-30 John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1918)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1873-06-03 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • 1873-08-22 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher, born in Sokółka, Poland (d. 1928)
  • 1874-05-12 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)

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1874-07-05 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1874-12-08 Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
  • 1878-08-28 George Whipple, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934), born in Ashland, New Hampshire (d. 1976)
  • 1879-01-05 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1879-07-09 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
  • 1880-12-28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1883-10-08 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1884-07-13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1885-01-15 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
  • 1885-03-04 Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curacao)
  • 1885-06-08 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (d. 1957)
  • 1885-12-02 George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
  • 1886-06-29 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician (Artus Quellin)
  • 1887-03-17 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
  • 1887-04-13 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association (d. 1995)
  • 1888-09-01 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician (d. 1958)
  • 1889-08-01 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • 1891-06-26 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 262

  • 1813-04-19 Benjamin Rush, physician/abolotionist (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 67
  • 1814-03-26 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and freemason who proposed and became the namesake of the guillotine, dies of natural causes at 75
  • 1816-03-19 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • 1819-11-15 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)
  • 1823-01-26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • 1823-09-23 Matthew Baillie, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793), dies at 61
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • 1826-08-13 René Laënnec, French physician (invented the stethoscope), dies of tuberculosis at 46
  • 1827-04-02 Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)
  • 1828-08-22 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • 1830-03-02 Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (b. 1755)
  • 1830-06-25 Ephraim McDowell, American Physician (pioneered abdominal surgery), dies at 58
  • 1831-07-21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 1838-04-03 Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57
  • 1838-12-14 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)
  • 1843-07-02 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, dies at 88
  • 1844-11-14 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, dies at 64
  • 1846-10-02 Benjamin Waterhouse, American physician co-founder of Harvard Medical School and smallpox vaccine pioneer, dies at 92
  • 1846-11-06 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • 1849-09-03 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • 1850-04-09 William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
  • 1855-06-16 John Gorrie, American physician (b. 1803)
  • 1860-06-29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
  • 1866-06-23 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • 1867-12-06 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physician (b. 1794)
  • 1869-12-26 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72
  • 1872-12-24 William John Macquorn Rankine, British physician and engenier (b. 1820)

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1873-05-01 David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1873-05-14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • 1874-12-16 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, dies at 79
  • 1876-02-24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876-07-27 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90
  • 1877-09-25 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • 1877-12-10 Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
  • 1878-03-20 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
  • 1878-06-16 Crawford Long, American physician (b. 1815)
  • 1878-07-23 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)
  • 1880-07-09 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • 1880-08-05 Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
  • 1881-06-13 Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
  • 1884-11-16 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  • 1885-01-24 Martin R Delany, African American nationalist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army), dies at 72
  • 1885-05-13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809)
  • 1885-05-29 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
  • 1886-10-18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • 1890-04-22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82
  • 1892-01-07 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, dies at 72
  • 1894-09-08 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • 1894-12-08 Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
  • 1895-04-23 Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815)
  • 1896-11-26 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
  • 1897-03-27 Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)
  • 1899-05-01 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824)
  • 1903-04-30 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b.1831)
  • 1904-09-29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1905-02-28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85

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1910-05-31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89

  • 1911-11-08 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • 1912-01-07 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1913-10-23 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), dies at 79
  • 1914-01-04 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
  • 1915-02-25 George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
  • 1916-01-16 Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
  • 1916-02-06 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1916-07-16 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, dies while serving in Iraq in WWI at 59
  • 1916-07-30 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • 1917-02-11 Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872)
  • 1917-12-17 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), dies at 81

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1918-01-28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1918-07-17 Botkin, personal physician of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • 1919-06-29 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1920-08-10 Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835)
  • 1922-05-18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1845)
  • 1925-08-04 Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies

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1926-01-21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1927-07-05 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1928-04-07 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher, dies at 54

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1930-11-05 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1931-06-13 Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • 1931-08-19 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), dies at 63
  • 1932-09-16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • 1934-11-08 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • 1936-04-08 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1939-01-24 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, dies at 71
  • 1940-03-20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)

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1941-02-21 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies in a plane crash at 49

  • 1941-04-26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
  • 1942-06-01 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50
  • 1942-11-17 Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • 1944-01-21 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74

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1945-09-20 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1945-10-06 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician, dies by hanging himself while awaiting trial for war crimes at Nuremberg at 45
  • 1948-05-26 Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
  • 1948-06-02 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • 1948-06-02 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • 1948-06-02 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • 1948-06-02 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • 1950-02-25 George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1950-05-08 Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
  • 1951-10-06 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)