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Adolf Meyer

1866 - 1950

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Adolf Meyer (September 13, 1866 – March 17, 1950) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the first psychiatrist-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1910-1941). He was president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1927–28 and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century. His focus on collecting detailed case histories on patients was one of the most prominent of his contributions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Meyer has received more than 5,874 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Adolf Meyer is the 411th most popular physician (down from 380th in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 300th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swiss Physician.

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Among PHYSICIANS

Among physicians, Adolf Meyer ranks 411 out of 509Before him are William Turner, Ron Wyatt, Thomas Horsfield, Zilda Arns, James Paget, and Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard. After him are Dorotea Bucca, Andrew Yao, Peter C. Gøtzsche, Julius Friedrich Cohnheim, Richard Leach Maddox, and Friedrich von Berchtold.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1866, Adolf Meyer ranks 83Before him are Euclides da Cunha, António José de Almeida, Max Wien, Ignacy Daszyński, Janis Rozentāls, and Gustav Adolf von Götzen. After him are Kuroda Seiki, George Coșbuc, Carl Theodor Zahle, Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Alexander Protopopov, and Mario García Menocal. Among people deceased in 1950, Adolf Meyer ranks 101Before him are Aliya bint Ali, Harold Laski, Pavel Bazhov, Black Elk, Konrad von Preysing, and Orhan Veli Kanık. After him are George Kingsley Zipf, Albert Ehrenstein, Giovanni Giorgi, Joanni Perronet, Adolf Wiklund, and Théodore Steeg.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Adolf Meyer ranks 327 out of 749Before him are Henri Schwery (1932), François Le Fort (1656), Marc Surer (1951), Jules Gilliéron (1854), Fernán Caballero (1796), and Elisabeth Kopp (1936). After him are Roger Courtois (1912), Erhard Loretan (1959), Jakob Dubs (1822), Charles Journet (1891), Max Abegglen (1902), and Bertha Wegmann (1847).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Adolf Meyer ranks 11Before him are Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), and Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867). After him are Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777), Thomas Erastus (1524), and Daniel Mojon (1963).