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Science and Medicine Biography

Guide to resources for finding biographical information for scientists and physicians, both living and dead.

Biographical Websites for Physicians and Other Medical Researchers

The following are just a few links to resources available on the web containing biographical information on physicians. 

You may also find biographical information by searching article and other databases.  The following databases are good choices for searching for medical biography:

  • PubMed
  • Web of Science (many journals indexed contain obituaries)
  • Newspapers (newspapers and news databases on this page are a good source for obituaries and other information)

Biographies of Physicians and Surgeons

The following are just a few of the reference books about physicians and other figures in the field of medicine available.  The Library also collects biographies and autobiographies of individual physicians.  Consult the library catalog or contact me for help in finding additional titles.

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