Charles Brenton Huggins

1901 - 1997

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Charles Brenton Huggins (September 22, 1901 – January 12, 1997) was a Canadian-American surgeon and physiologist known for his work on prostate function, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. Born in Halifax in 1901, Huggins moved to the United States for medical school. He was one of the founding staff members of the University of Chicago Medical School, where he remained for the duration of his professional research career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Brenton Huggins has received more than 111,197 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Charles Brenton Huggins is the 159th most popular physician (down from 133rd in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Canada (down from 44th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Physician.

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Among physicians, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 159 out of 726Before him are Francysk Skaryna, Joseph Calasanz, Trota of Salerno, James Black, Carl Ludwig, and Severo Ochoa. After him are John Langdon Down, George Whipple, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Agnodice, Robin Cook, and Georgios Papanikolaou.

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Among people born in 1901, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 60Before him are Walter Hallstein, Luis Monti, Mildred Harris, Paul Lazarsfeld, Erhard Heiden, and Ludwig von Bertalanffy. After him are Rudolf Slánský, Raimundo Orsi, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Vasili Kuznetsov, Itzhak Stern, and Mohammed Abdel Wahab. Among people deceased in 1997, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 53Before him are Alfred Hershey, Alexander R. Todd, Nikolai Tikhonov, Shoichi Yokoi, John Denver, and Louis, Prince Napoléon. After him are Bulat Okudzhava, Friedrich Hund, Stéphane Grappelli, Masaru Ibuka, Colonel Tom Parker, and Roland Topor.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 50 out of 1,622Before him are John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Mary Pickford (1892), Joni Mitchell (1943), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Paul Anka (1941), and William Vickrey (1914). After him are Ryan Gosling (1980), Oscar Peterson (1925), Lois Maxwell (1927), Maye Musk (1948), David Easton (1917), and Mylène Farmer (1961).

Among PHYSICIANS In Canada

Among physicians born in Canada, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 3Before him are Frederick Banting (1891), and Oswald Avery (1877). After him are David H. Hubel (1926), Norman Bethune (1890), William Osler (1849), Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914), Édouard Gagnon (1918), Lucille Teasdale-Corti (1929), Maude Abbott (1868), James Heilman (1979), and Alaa Murabit (1989).