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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baruch Samuel Blumberg has received more than 137,635 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Baruch Samuel Blumberg is the 111th most popular physician (up from 138th in 2019), the 904th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,032nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Physician.

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

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Among physicians, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 111 out of 509Before him are Werner Forssmann, Corneille Heymans, Ragnar Granit, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, William P. Murphy, and Johannes Peter Müller. After him are Marie François Xavier Bichat, Otto Loewi, Ulf von Euler, Erasistratus, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Guy de Chauliac.

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Among people born in 1925, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 58Before him are Frei Otto, Barbara Bush, Roy J. Glauber, Milton Obote, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Robert Rauschenberg. After him are Bülent Ecevit, Oscar Peterson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean Tinguely, Claude Lanzmann, and Bill Haley. Among people deceased in 2011, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 33Before him are Necmettin Erbakan, Willard Boyle, Lucian Freud, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Christa Wolf, and Manfred Gerlach. After him are Lynn Margulis, John McCarthy, Richard Hamilton, Alberto Granado, Tomislav Ivić, and Norman Foster Ramsey Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 904 out of 15,968Before him are Christopher Lambert (1957), James Hetfield (1963), Chick Corea (1941), Burt Young (1940), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), and Hermann Joseph Muller (1890). After him are Solomon Northup (1808), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Tom Waits (1949), Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Robert A. Dahl (1915).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Baruch Samuel Blumberg ranks 6Before him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Jonas Salk (1914), William T. G. Morton (1819), Ferid Murad (1936), and William P. Murphy (1892). After him are Robin Cook (1940), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Joseph Murray (1919), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Louis Ignarro (1941).