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Charles Best

1899 - 1978

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Charles Herbert Best (February 27, 1899 – March 31, 1978), was an American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Best has received more than 12,584 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Charles Best is the 298th most popular physician (up from 376th in 2019), the 2,861st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,723rd in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Charles Best ranks 298 out of 502Before him are Hakaru Hashimoto, Andrew Taylor Still, Leonid Kulik, Joseph Škoda, Realdo Colombo, and Helen B. Taussig. After him are Aletta Jacobs, Leopold Auenbrugger, Vladimir Demikhov, Hinrich Lichtenstein, Randy Schekman, and George Huntington.

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Among people born in 1899, Charles Best ranks 104Before him are Max Simon, Pancho Vladigerov, Jimmie Angel, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Richard Hauptmann, and Marcel Achard. After him are Noël Coward, Konstantinos Tsatsos, Maria Yudina, Café Filho, Lovro von Matačić, and Anni Albers. Among people deceased in 1978, Charles Best ranks 77Before him are José Manuel Moreno, Max Mallowan, Joe Davis, Pancho Vladigerov, Gaston Julia, and Max Decugis. After him are Salvador de Madariaga, Karl Lennart Oesch, Samuel Goudsmit, Jacques Bergier, Edmundo Suárez, and Emilio Portes Gil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Best ranks 2,861 out of 18,182Before him are Kamehameha III (1814), Doyle Brunson (1933), Jim Thorpe (1887), Robert Rossen (1908), Ivy Lee (1877), and Zoe Saldana (1978). After him are Eddie Guerrero (1967), Marg Helgenberger (1958), David Ausubel (1918), Henry Silva (1928), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), and Dean Norris (1963).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Charles Best ranks 36Before him are John Harvey Kellogg (1852), David Julius (1955), Harvey Cushing (1869), Michael DeBakey (1908), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), and Helen B. Taussig (1898). After him are Randy Schekman (1948), George Huntington (1850), William Bates (1860), Horace Wells (1815), Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), and James Curtis Hepburn (1815).