Arvid Carlsson

1923 - 2018

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Arvid Carlsson (25 January 1923 – 29 June 2018) was a Swedish neuropharmacologist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. For his work on dopamine, Carlsson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000, together with Eric Kandel and Paul Greengard. Carlsson was born on 25 January 1923 in Uppsala, Sweden, one of four siblings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arvid Carlsson has received more than 197,735 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Arvid Carlsson is the 113th most popular physician (down from 107th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 100th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Physician.

Arvid Carlsson was a Swedish pharmacologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on neurotransmitters.

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Among physicians, Arvid Carlsson ranks 113 out of 726Before him are James Parkinson, Ronald Ross, Eric Kandel, Ulf von Euler, Jonas Salk, and Andrew Schally. After him are Friedrich Miescher, Niels Kaj Jerne, Ryke Geerd Hamer, Santorio Santorio, Erasistratus, and Francis Peyton Rous.

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Among people born in 1923, Arvid Carlsson ranks 31Before him are Yma Sumac, Lee Teng-hui, Bert Trautmann, Alan Shepard, Antoni Tàpies, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. After him are Markus Wolf, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Anne Baxter, Nizar Qabbani, Morris, and René Girard. Among people deceased in 2018, Arvid Carlsson ranks 30Before him are Burt Reynolds, Riccardo Giacconi, Lys Assia, Arto Paasilinna, Richard E. Taylor, and Jens Christian Skou. After him are Robert Venturi, Stéphane Audran, Charles K. Kao, Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, and Gudrun Burwitz.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Arvid Carlsson ranks 111 out of 1,879Before him are Bertil Ohlin (1899), Lennart Torstensson (1603), Nils Liedholm (1922), Svante Pääbo (1955), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), and Ulf von Euler (1905). After him are Peter Stormare (1953), Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861), Nathan Söderblom (1866), Gustav, Prince of Vasa (1799), Ingrid Thulin (1926), and Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912).

Among PHYSICIANS In Sweden

Among physicians born in Sweden, Arvid Carlsson ranks 3Before him are Allvar Gullstrand (1862), and Ulf von Euler (1905). After him are Thomas Bartholin (1616), Hans Rosling (1948), Torsten Wiesel (1924), Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660), Anders Tegnell (1956), and Anna Bågenholm (1970).