Carlos Chagas

1879 - 1934

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Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas (Portuguese: [ˈkaʁlus ʒuʃtʃĩniˈɐ̃nu ʁiˈbejɾu ˈʃaɡɐs]; July 9, 1879 – November 8, 1934), was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist, and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, in 1909, while he was working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro. Chagas's work holds a unique place in the history of medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Chagas has received more than 78,938 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlos Chagas is the 314th most popular physician (down from 283rd in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Brazil (down from 152nd in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Physician.

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Among physicians, Carlos Chagas ranks 314 out of 509Before him are Mondino de Luzzi, May-Britt Moser, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Bronisława Dłuska, Robert Remak, and James Curtis Hepburn. After him are Michael Maier, Johann Christian Reil, Mehriban Aliyeva, Victor Babeș, Crawford Long, and Franciscus Donders.

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Among people born in 1879, Carlos Chagas ranks 81Before him are Rafael de Nogales Méndez, Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia, Aleksandar Tsankov, René Pottier, Aleksandër Moisiu, and Alan Gardiner. After him are Mark Sykes, Patrick Pearse, Vanessa Bell, Hu Hanmin, Marius Jacob, and Josep Maria Jujol. Among people deceased in 1934, Carlos Chagas ranks 69Before him are James Mark Baldwin, Oskar von Hutier, Infante Gonzalo of Spain, Paul Ulrich Villard, Ferdinand von Bredow, and Baby Face Nelson. After him are Erich Mühsam, Thorleif Haug, Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Herbert Chapman, Charley Patton, and Isaac Israëls.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Carlos Chagas ranks 171 out of 1,947Before him are Princess Leopoldina of Brazil (1847), Raoni Metuktire (1940), Candido Portinari (1903), Cláudio Hummes (1934), Júlio César (1979), and José Bonifácio de Andrada (1763). After him are Adriana Lima (1981), Carlos Kaiser (1963), Bauer (1925), Clodoaldo (1949), Dirceu (1952), and Prudente de Morais (1841).

Among PHYSICIANS In Brazil

Among physicians born in Brazil, Carlos Chagas ranks 1After him are Zilda Arns (1934) and Oswaldo Cruz (1872).