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 91,343 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Charles Brenton Huggins is the 132nd most popular physician (up from 184th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Canada (up from 59th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Physician.

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Among physicians, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 132 out of 502Before him are Santorio Santorio, Albrecht von Haller, Joseph Murray, Carl Wernicke, Francysk Skaryna, and Frederick Griffith. After him are Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Jens Christian Skou, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Robin Cook, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and Agnodice.

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Among people born in 1901, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 53Before him are Henri Lefebvre, José Nasazzi, Lee Strasberg, Zhang Xueliang, Eisaku Satō, and Itzhak Stern. After him are Alice Prin, Walter Hallstein, José Leandro Andrade, Paul Lazarsfeld, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, and Erhard Heiden. Among people deceased in 1997, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 46Before him are Alfred Hershey, Nikolai Tikhonov, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, John Kendrew, John Denver, and Chien-Shiung Wu. After him are Georg Solti, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Cornelius Castoriadis, Bulat Okudzhava, Gerda Christian, and Carl Gustav Hempel.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Charles Brenton Huggins ranks 44 out of 1,350Before him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Paul Anka (1941), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), and Jim Peebles (1935). After him are Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Charles Taylor (1931), Elizabeth Arden (1878), and Geneviève Bujold (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), Lucille Teasdale-Corti (1929), and James Heilman (1979).