Health Heroes

Many outstanding individuals have contributed to our understanding of health and the practice of healthcare over the centuries. This section of our website pays tribute to these health heroes.

Please also see our In Memory page – there are obituaries of health workers who were members of the Medical Practitioners’ Union, as we used to be called.

Dr Norman Bethune

Lady Mary Wortley Montague

Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotine

Dr Kathleen Lynn

Dr Yasser Abu Jumei

Dr Frantz Fanon

Dr Rudolph Virchow

Peter Sedgwick

Dr James Lind

Dr Julian Tudor Hart

The Alma Ata Declaration

Dr Philip D’Arcy Hart