medical practitioner

Definitions of medical practitioner
  1. noun
    someone who practices medicine
    synonyms: medical man
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    Hippocrates
    medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
    Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
    Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina
    Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Robert Barany
    Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
    Caspar Bartholin
    Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
    William Beaumont
    United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
    Sir David Bruce
    Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
    Jean Martin Charcot
    French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825-1893)
    William Cowper
    English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)
    Burrill Bernard Crohn
    United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
    Harvery Williams Cushing
    United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)
    Michael Ellis De Bakey
    United States heart surgeon who in 1966 implanted the first artificial heart in a human patient (born in 1908)
    John L. H. Down
    English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
    Christiaan Eijkman
    Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
    Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot
    French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
    Sir Howard Walter Florey
    British pathologist who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1898-1968)
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
    William Gilbert
    English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    William Crawford Gorgas
    United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920)
    William Harvey
    English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    Harold Hirschsprung
    Danish pediatrician (1830-1916)
    Thomas Hodgkin
    English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Karen Danielsen Horney
    United States psychiatrist (1885-1952)
    George Huntington
    United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
    Aletta Jacobs
    Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
    Karl Theodor Jaspers
    German psychiatrist (1883-1969)
    Edward Jenner
    English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
    Harry Fitch Kleinfelter
    United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
    Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
    German neurologist noted for his studies of sexual deviance (1840-1902)
    Karl Landsteiner
    United States pathologist (born in Austria) who discovered human blood groups (1868-1943)
    Joseph Lister
    English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)
    Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier
    United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
    Sir Patrick Manson
    Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
    Prosper Meniere
    French otologist who first described a form of vertigo now known as Meniere's disease and identified the semicircular canals as the site of the lesion (1799-1862)
    Charles Frederick Menninger
    United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
    Karl Augustus Menninger
    United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
    William Claire Menninger
    United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
    Friedrich Anton Mesmer
    Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
    Sir James Paget
    English pathologist who discovered the cause of trichinosis (1814-1899)
    Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim
    Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    James Parkinson
    English surgeon (1755-1824)
    Walter Reed
    United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
    John Rock
    United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    Peter Mark Roget
    English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
    Sir Ronald Ross
    British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
    Francis Peyton Rous
    United States pathologist who discovered viruses that cause tumors (1879-1970)
    Benjamin Rush
    physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Albert Schweitzer
    French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Anna Howard Shaw
    United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
    Sir James Young Simpson
    Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
    Hermann Snellen
    Dutch ophthalmologist who introduced the Snellen chart to study visual acuity (1834-1908)
    Benjamin Spock
    United States pediatrician whose many books on child care influenced the upbringing of children around the world (1903-1998)
    Harry Stack Sullivan
    United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
    English Hippocrates
    English physician (1624-1689)
    Georges Gilles de la Tourette
    French neurologist (1857-1904)
    Henry Hubert Turner
    United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
    Rudolf Karl Virchow
    German pathologist who recognized that all cells come from cells by binary fission and who emphasized cellular abnormalities in disease (1821-1902)
    Karl Wernicke
    German neurologist best known for his studies of aphasia (1848-1905)
    Erik Adolf von Willebrand
    Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    Thomas Willis
    English physician who was a pioneer in the study of the brain (1621-1675)
    Melanie Klein
    United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
    Wilhelm Reich
    Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
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    dental practitioner, dentist, tooth doctor
    a person qualified to practice dentistry
    Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
    a licensed medical practitioner
    inoculator, vaccinator
    a medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases
    medic, medical officer
    a medical practitioner in the armed forces
    abortionist
    a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
    allergist
    a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
    angiologist
    a physician who specializes in angiology
    dental surgeon
    a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures
    endodontist
    a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve
    exodontist
    a dentist specializing in the extraction of teeth
    extern, medical extern
    a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
    flight surgeon
    a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine
    gastroenterologist
    a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
    GP, general practitioner
    a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
    hakeem, hakim
    a Muslim physician
    house physician, resident, resident physician
    a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    houseman, intern, interne, medical intern
    an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    orthodontist
    a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
    pedodontist
    a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth
    periodontist
    a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
    prosthodontist
    a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics
    primary care physician
    the physician who provides primary care
    quack
    an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
    medical specialist, specialist
    practices one branch of medicine
    operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon
    a physician who specializes in surgery
    Surgeon General
    the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy
    vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon
    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
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    PCP, caregiver, health care provider, health professional, primary care provider
    a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
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