Alexis Carrel

1873 - 1944

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Alexis Carrel (French: [alɛksi kaʁɛl]; 28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Lindbergh opening the way to organ transplantation. His positive description of a miraculous healing he witnessed during a pilgrimage earned him scorn of some of his colleagues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexis Carrel has received more than 427,977 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alexis Carrel is the 34th most popular physician (down from 30th in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from France (down from 355th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Physician.

Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for his work on vascular suture and transplantation.

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Among physicians, Alexis Carrel ranks 34 out of 509Before him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Claude Bernard, Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, Paul Ehrlich, and Willem Einthoven. After him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Emil Kraepelin, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Samuel Hahnemann, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Hua Tuo.

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Among people born in 1873, Alexis Carrel ranks 7Before him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Thérèse of Lisieux, Enrico Caruso, Colette, Konstantin von Neurath, and Jules Rimet. After him are Thomas Andrews, Johannes V. Jensen, Henri Barbusse, Karl Schwarzschild, Alfred Jarry, and Luigi Lucheni. Among people deceased in 1944, Alexis Carrel ranks 18Before him are Reza Shah, William James Sidis, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Michael Wittmann, Ludwig Beck, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. After him are Marc Bloch, Chūichi Nagumo, Erwin von Witzleben, Galeazzo Ciano, Charles Glover Barkla, and Ernst Thälmann.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexis Carrel ranks 397 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Monnet (1888), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Jean Genet (1910), Pytheas (-380), and Arthur de Gobineau (1816). After him are Dagobert I (611), Marc Bloch (1886), Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), and Alfred Binet (1857).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Alexis Carrel ranks 5Before him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), and Claude Bernard (1813). After him are Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), Karl Brandt (1904), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), and Hilary of Poitiers (315).