20th-century English medical doctors

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  1. Alice Roberts

    Alice Roberts


    Alice May Roberts (born 19 May 1973) is an English anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, physical anthropologist, palaeopathologist, television presenter and author. She is the Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.

  2. Graham Chapman

    Graham Chapman


    Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail and Life of Brian.

  3. Roger Bannister

    Roger Bannister


    Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English former middle-distance athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile.

  4. Harold Shipman

    Harold Shipman


    Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of 15 murders. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and the judge recommended that he never be released. The Shipman Inquiry, chaired by Dame Janet Smith, began on 1 September 2000. Lasting almost two years, it was an investigation into all deaths certified by Shipman. About 80% of his victims were women. His youngest victim was a 41-year-old man. Much of Britain's legal structure concerning health care and medicine was reviewed and modified as a result of Shipman's crimes. He is the only British doctor who has been found guilty of murdering his patients.

  5. Max Barrett

    Max Barrett


    Arthur Max Barrett, MD (28 July 1909 – 11 December 1961), also known as Dr. A. M. Barrett, was a university morbid anatomist and histologist at the University of Cambridge, and an honorary consulting pathologist to the United Cambridge Hospitals and to the East Anglian Regional Hospital Board. He wrote numerous works, often cited in medical literature. The Barrett Room at Addenbrooke's Hospital is named in his honour. He was the father of Syd Barrett, a founder member of the band Pink Floyd.

  6. Richard Alan John Asher

    Richard Alan John Asher


    Richard Alan John Asher, FRCP (3 April 1912 – 25 April 1969) was an eminent British endocrinologist and haematologist. As the senior physician responsible for the mental observation ward at the Central Middlesex Hospital he described and named Munchausen syndrome in a 1951 article in The Lancet.

  7. Harry Hill

    Harry Hill


    Harry Hill (born Matthew Keith Hall; 1 October 1964) is an English comedian, author and television presenter best known for narrating You've Been Framed! since 2004 and hosting Harry Hill's TV Burp for eleven years from 2001 to 2012.

  8. Edward Adrian Wilson

    Edward Adrian Wilson


    Edward Adrian Wilson FZS ("Uncle Bill") (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912) was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist.

  9. Rod Evans

    Rod Evans


    Roderic Evans (born 19 January 1947) is an English former singer. In the late 1960s he began his professional career in The Maze, formerly MI5, after which he was a member of the original Deep Purple line-up who produced three studio albums with a more progressive and pop driven sound. After recording a solo single, he was a member of the original Captain Beyond line-up, who produced two studio albums.

  10. Paul Sinha

    Paul Sinha


    Supriya Kumar "Paul" Sinha (born 28 May 1970) is an English doctor, comedian, broadcaster and quiz player of Indian descent. He is best known for being a "Chaser" on the ITV game show The Chase, which he joined in 2011; his nicknames on the show are "The Sinnerman", "The Smiling Assassin" and "Sarcasm in a Suit".

  11. Josephine Bell

    Josephine Bell


    Josephine Bell, pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier, (8 December 1897–24 April 1987), was an English physician and writer. Bell wrote nineteen novels and forty-five mystery novels in her lifetime, as well as radio plays, short stories, and series for women's magazines.

  12. Ran Laurie

    Ran Laurie


    William George Ranald Mundell Laurie (4 May 1915 – 19 September 1998), known as Ran Laurie, was a British physician, rowing champion, and Olympic gold medallist. His youngest son is the actor and writer Hugh Laurie.

  13. Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn

    Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn


    Bertrand Edward Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn GCVO KCB KCMG PC FRCP (9 March 1864 – 7 March 1945) was a physician to the British Royal Family and President of the Royal College of Physicians.

  14. Hilary Jones

    Hilary Jones


    Hilary Robert Jones (born 19 June 1953 in Hammersmith, London) is an English general practitioner, presenter and writer on medical issues.

  15. Thomas Horrocks Openshaw

    Thomas Horrocks Openshaw


    Thomas Horrocks Openshaw CB CMG FRCS LSA TD (17 March 1856 – 17 November 1929), was an English Victorian and Edwardian era surgeon perhaps best known for his brief involvement in the notorious Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.

  16. David Bull

    David Bull


    David Richard Bull (born 9 May 1969) is an English doctor, author, and host and commentator on a variety of British and US television programmes, such as Sugar Dome, the BBC's Watchdog, Watchdog Healthcheck,Newsround, Living TV's Most Haunted Live!, Channel 4's Richard & Judy, Tomorrow's World, and Sky's The Breathing Life Awards. He is a regular panelist on "The Wright Stuff" with Mathew Wright Channel 5. He has also made repeated appearances on The Rachael Ray Show in the US.

  17. Edith Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill

    Edith Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill


    Edith Clara Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill CH PC (19 April 1901 – 4 February 1980) was a British physician, feminist, Labour politician and writer. She was appointed to the Privy Council in 1949.

  18. Richard Gordon

    Richard Gordon


    Richard Gordon is the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere on 15 September 1921), an English surgeon and anaesthetist. As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written numerous novels, screenplays for film and television and accounts of popular history, mostly dealing with the practice of medicine. He is best known for a long series of comic novels on a medical theme beginning with Doctor in the House, and the subsequent film, television, radio and stage adaptations. His The Alarming History of Medicine was published in 1993, and he followed this with The Alarming History of Sex.

  19. Leslie Turnberg, Baron Turnberg

    Leslie Turnberg, Baron Turnberg


    Leslie Arnold Turnberg, Baron Turnberg FMedSci (born 22 March 1934) is a British medical professional and an author of many publications and books related to the medical and health services fields. His experience extends to areas of research in these fields, and maintaining a clinical practice. He has published four books and some 150 articles on medical and scientific research. He is a Labour peer.

  20. Stacey B. Day

    Stacey B. Day


    Stacey B. Day (born 31 December 1927, London) is a British educator and physician. He was educated at the Davenant Foundation Grammar School and was evacuated to Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, during World War II.

  21. Jack Suchet

    Jack Suchet


    Jack Suchet (10 May 1908 – 9 September 2001) was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who carried out research on the use of penicillin in the treatment of venereal disease with Sir Alexander Fleming in London. He was the father of newsreader John Suchet and actor David Suchet.

  22. Jeremy Davies (exorcist)

    Jeremy Davies (exorcist)


    Father Jeremy Davies (born 1935), an English Roman Catholic priest and is a former physician. He is a leading exorcist and was co-founder of the International Association of Exorcists.

  23. Theodore Dyke Acland

    Theodore Dyke Acland


    Theodore Dyke Acland MD, FRCP, FRCS (14 November 1851 – 16 April 1931) was an English physician, surgeon and author and was the son-in-law of Sir William Gull, a leading London medical practitioner and one of the Physicians-in-Ordinary to HM Queen Victoria. For many years Acland was the Medical Adviser to the government of the Sudan.

  24. Rob Buckman

    Rob Buckman


    Robert Alexander Amiel "Rob" Buckman (22 August 1948 – 9 October 2011) was a British doctor of medicine, comedian and author, and president of the Humanist Association of Canada. He first appeared in a Cambridge University Footlights Revue in 1968, and subsequently presented several television and radio programmes about medicine, as well as appearing on comedy programmes such as Just a Minute. He was also the author of many popular books on medicine.

  25. Felix Mann

    Felix Mann


    Felix Mann (10 April 1931 – 2 October 2014) was a German-born acupuncturist. He devised the system known as Scientific Acupuncture and was the founder and past-president of the Medical Acupuncture Society (1959–1980). He was also the first president of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (1980), and the author of the first comprehensive English language acupuncture textbook Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing first published in 1962. In 1995, he received The German Pain Prize. Mann, who was based in England, also lectured internationally on medical acupuncture. Mann distanced himself from traditional beliefs in the existence of acupuncture points and meridians.

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