Alan Hodgkin

1914 - 1998

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Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin (5 February 1914 – 20 December 1998) was an English physiologist and biophysicist who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Hodgkin has received more than 47,393 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Alan Hodgkin is the 163rd most popular physician (down from 142nd in 2019), the 934th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 730th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Physician.

Alan Hodgkin is most famous for his research on the ionic basis of nerve and muscle action.

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Among physicians, Alan Hodgkin ranks 163 out of 509Before him are Francis Peyton Rous, Francysk Skaryna, George Minot, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Maurice Bucaille, and Pietro Andrea Mattioli. After him are Waldemar Hoven, Howard Florey, Joseph Calasanz, Andrea Cesalpino, Carl von Rokitansky, and Michael Stuart Brown.

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Among people born in 1914, Alan Hodgkin ranks 44Before him are Louis, Prince Napoléon, Boris Christoff, Edward T. Hall, Vjekoslav Luburić, Raymond Davis Jr., and William Westmoreland. After him are Rafael Kubelík, Mario Bava, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, George Dantzig, Norman Borlaug, and Jan Karski. Among people deceased in 1998, Alan Hodgkin ranks 36Before him are Conrad Schumann, David McClelland, André Weil, Wolf Vostell, Maurice Bucaille, and Martha Gellhorn. After him are Nizar Qabbani, Shoichi Nishimura, Alan J. Pakula, Derek Barton, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, and Imi Lichtenfeld.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Hodgkin ranks 934 out of 6,924Before him are James Stirling (1926), Roger Daltrey (1944), William Smith (1769), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), and Greer Garson (1904). After him are Keith Emerson (1944), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alan Parsons (1948), and Richard Stone (1913).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Alan Hodgkin ranks 12Before him are John Snow (1813), John Langdon Down (1828), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Frederick Griffith (1879), Edgar Adrian (1889), and Niels Kaj Jerne (1911). After him are Thomas Willis (1621), James Lind (1716), Mungo Park (1771), John Hunter (1728), Henry Gray (1827), and Hans Sloane (1660).