Albert Sabin

1906 - 1993

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Albert Bruce Sabin ( SAY-bin; August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish-American medical researcher, best known for developing the oral polio vaccine, which has played a key role in nearly eradicating the disease. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Sabin has received more than 588,890 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Albert Sabin is the 122nd most popular physician (down from 63rd in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Poland (down from 95th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Physician.

Albert Sabin is most famous for developing the oral polio vaccine, which is a vaccine that is given to a person orally and not through injection.

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Among physicians, Albert Sabin ranks 122 out of 502Before him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Harvey J. Alter, Jean Dausset, John Eccles, Franz Joseph Gall, and Virginia Apgar. After him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Johannes Peter Müller, Niels Kaj Jerne, Santorio Santorio, Albrecht von Haller, and Joseph Murray.

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Among people born in 1906, Albert Sabin ranks 56Before him are Klaus Mann, Estée Lauder, Marcel Carné, Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Empress Wanrong. After him are Max Delbrück, Ettore Majorana, Vera Menchik, James Hadley Chase, Fredric Brown, and Anthony Mann. Among people deceased in 1993, Albert Sabin ranks 27Before him are W. Edwards Deming, Dizzy Gillespie, Kōbō Abe, Lillian Gish, Bill Bixby, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Cantinflas, Robert W. Holley, Vincent Price, Arthur Ashe, and Alexandra of Yugoslavia.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Albert Sabin ranks 168 out of 1,454Before him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Joseph Rotblat (1908), and Cymburgis of Masovia (1394). After him are Catherine Opalińska (1680), Henry II the Pious (1196), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Otto Kretschmer (1912), and Casimir I the Restorer (1016).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Albert Sabin ranks 5Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Rudolf Virchow (1821), Paul Ehrlich (1854), and Emil von Behring (1854). After him are Carl Wernicke (1848), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Jan Jesenius (1566), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), and Hilary Koprowski (1916).