Sir James Mackenzie GP and cardiologist Almost single handedly  introduced ECG into clinical practice from his modest General Practice in Burnley

Sir James Mackenzie GP and cardiologist Almost single handedly introduced ECG into clinical practice from his modest General Practice in Burnley

Christian Albert Theodor Billroth (1829-1894) Dr. Billroth was a German surgeon and an avid musician. He was also regarded as the father of the modern abdominal surgery.

Christian Albert Theodor Billroth (1829-1894) Dr. Billroth was a German surgeon and an avid musician. He was also regarded as the father of the modern abdominal surgery.

Edward Anthony Jenner, (1749 –1823) was an English physician and scientist from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other man".

Edward Anthony Jenner, (1749 –1823) was an English physician and scientist from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other man".

Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a cardiac surgeon from South Africa and was the first doctor to perform a human heart to heart transplant.

Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a cardiac surgeon from South Africa and was the first doctor to perform a human heart to heart transplant.

Thomas Wakley - 1795-1862

Thomas Wakley - 1795-1862

Professor Eric Glasgow [1931 - 2001] Only in death is one allowed to understand the privilege of being taught by one of the finest anatomy teachers of his generation RIP

Professor Eric Glasgow [1931 - 2001] Only in death is one allowed to understand the privilege of being taught by one of the finest anatomy teachers of his generation RIP

Professor Adrian Polglase  Professor of Surgery, Monash University  Chairman Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery  August 2008

Professor Adrian Polglase Professor of Surgery, Monash University Chairman Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery August 2008

Dr Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon in Patrick O'Brian's Master & Commander series is, to my mind, one of the best doctors in fiction ever created.  The character is imbued with the author's deep knowledge of Sir Joseph Banks while instilled with knowledge gleaned from diaries of ship's surgeons.  The diaries are held in the Greenwich Library.

Dr Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon in Patrick O'Brian's Master & Commander series is, to my mind, one of the best doctors in fiction ever created. The character is imbued with the author's deep knowledge of Sir Joseph Banks while instilled with knowledge gleaned from diaries of ship's surgeons. The diaries are held in the Greenwich Library.

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