Baruch Samuel Blumberg

1925 - 2011

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Baruch Samuel Blumberg (July 28, 1925 – April 5, 2011), known as Barry Blumberg, was an American physician, geneticist, and co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek), for his work on the hepatitis B virus while an investigator at the NIH and at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baruch Samuel Blumberg has received more than 201,094 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Baruch Samuel Blumberg is the 196th most popular physician (down from 149th in 2019), the 1,611th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,140th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Physician.

Baruch Samuel Blumberg is most famous for discovering the Hepatitis B virus.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.20

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Over the past year Baruch Samuel Blumberg has had the most page views in the with 27,668 views, followed by Chinese (3,929), and Spanish (3,658). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bengali (90.84%), Ido (79.57%), and Bulgarian (58.51%)


Among physicians, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 196 out of 726Before him are Leonhart Fuchs, Sebastian Kneipp, Heo Jun, Louis Ignarro, Peter Agre, and Paul Gachet. After him are Neferkare Neby, Albert Calmette, Ludwig Guttmann, Waldemar Hoven, Zhang Zhongjing, and Bernardino Ramazzini.

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Among people born in 1925, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 90Before him are Harry Harrison, Gabriele Ferzetti, Sufi Abu Taleb, Paul Greengard, Willi Herold, and Bill Haley. After him are Nicolai Gedda, Dettmar Cramer, Tom Gehrels, Hugo Koblet, Sammy Davis Jr., and Martin Rodbell. Among people deceased in 2011, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 66Before him are Dev Anand, Roberts Blossom, Bubba Smith, Walter Bonatti, Daniel Bell, and Richard Hamilton. After him are Cliff Robertson, Itamar Franco, Yelena Bonner, Johannes Heesters, Ferenc Mádl, and Tom Gehrels.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 1,611 out of 20,380Before him are Edgar Mitchell (1930), Bill Haley (1925), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), and John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874). After him are Joseph Nye (1937), Frank Drake (1930), Sidney Bechet (1897), Cliff Robertson (1923), Edward James Olmos (1947), and Karen Allen (1951).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 23Before him are George Whipple (1878), Robin Cook (1940), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Joseph Murray (1919), Louis Ignarro (1941), and Peter Agre (1949). After him are Patch Adams (1945), Randy Schekman (1948), Henry Heimlich (1920), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), John O'Keefe (1939), and John Harvey Kellogg (1852).