Charles Brenton Huggins

1901 - 1997

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Charles Brenton Huggins (September 22, 1901 – January 12, 1997) was a Canadian-American physician, physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering in 1941 that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Brenton Huggins has received more than 83,768 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Charles Brenton Huggins is the 184th most popular physician (down from 145th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Canada (down from 45th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Physician.

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Among physicians, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 184 out of 509Before him are Bernard Kouchner, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Santorio Santorio, Li Shizhen, Franciscus Sylvius, and Fritz Klein. After him are Sushruta, Thomas Bartholin, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Leander of Seville, and Johann Weyer.

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Among people born in 1901, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 69Before him are Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Mildred Harris, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Tage Erlander, Raimundo Orsi, and Hans Kammler. After him are Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Ödön von Horváth, Rudolf Slánský, Barbara Cartland, Rudolf Caracciola, and J. D. Bernal. Among people deceased in 1997, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 59Before him are Louis, Prince Napoléon, Narciso Yepes, Masaru Ibuka, Gerda Christian, Miguel Najdorf, and George Wald. After him are Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Alexander R. Todd, Yuri Nikulin, and Son Sen.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 59 out of 1,130Before him are Conrad Bain (1923), Elizabeth Arden (1878), Drake (1986), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Sidney Altman (1939), and Arthur B. McDonald (1943). After him are Ryan Gosling (1980), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Henry Taube (1915), David Easton (1917), Avril Lavigne (1984), and René Angélil (1942).

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), and James Heilman (1979).