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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 70,628 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Alan Hodgkin is the 151st most popular physician (up from 163rd in 2019), the 788th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 933rd in 2019) and the 13th 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 151 out of 502Before him are Louis Ignarro, Baruj Benacerraf, André Frédéric Cournand, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, George H. Hitchings, and John Langdon Down. After him are Ludwig Guttmann, E. Donnall Thomas, George Emil Palade, Fritz Klein, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Waldemar Hoven.

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Among people born in 1914, Alan Hodgkin ranks 37Before him are Robert Wise, Peter Townsend, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Etty Hillesum, Gino Bartali, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge. After him are Max Perutz, Jackie Coogan, Norman Borlaug, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Raymond Davis Jr., and William Vickrey. Among people deceased in 1998, Alan Hodgkin ranks 28Before him are Allan MacLeod Cormack, Falco, Bob Kane, George H. Hitchings, Galina Ulanova, and Martha Gellhorn. After him are Conrad Schumann, Julien Green, Lúcio Costa, Alan J. Pakula, David McClelland, and André Weil.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Hodgkin ranks 788 out of 7,765Before him are Imelda Staunton (1956), John Gielgud (1904), Guy Ritchie (1968), John William Polidori (1795), Saint Malachy (1094), and Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902). After him are Danny Boyle (1956), Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1850), Matt Busby (1909), John Ray (1627), Richard Stone (1913), and Stephen Gray (1666).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Alan Hodgkin ranks 13Before him are Edgar Adrian (1889), John Snow (1813), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), and John Langdon Down (1828). After him are Thomas Willis (1621), Hans Sloane (1660), James Black (1924), James Lind (1716), Edward Bach (1886), and Thomas Hodgkin (1798).