David H. Hubel

1926 - 2013

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David Hunter Hubel (February 27, 1926 – September 22, 2013) was an American Canadian neurophysiologist noted for his studies of the structure and function of the visual cortex. He was co-recipient with Torsten Wiesel of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Roger W. Sperry), for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system. For much of his career, Hubel worked as the Professor of Neurobiology at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David H. Hubel has received more than 270,052 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. David H. Hubel is the 207th most popular physician (down from 201st in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Canada (down from 67th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Physician.

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Over the past year David H. Hubel has had the most page views in the with 23,863 views, followed by Chinese (3,868), and French (2,580). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (78.89%), Latin (66.56%), and Ido (53.19%)


Among physicians, David H. Hubel ranks 207 out of 726Before him are Zhang Zhongjing, Bernardino Ramazzini, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Asclepiades of Bithynia, Emil du Bois-Reymond, and Li Shizhen. After him are Thomas Willis, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, August Oetker, Mungo Park, and Adolf Eugen Fick.

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Among people born in 1926, David H. Hubel ranks 94Before him are György Kurtág, Joachim Fest, James Stirling, Karl Richter, Hugo Banzer, and Patricia Neal. After him are Siegfried Lenz, Alan Greenspan, László Papp, Youssef Chahine, Efraín Ríos Montt, and Verner Panton. Among people deceased in 2013, David H. Hubel ranks 69Before him are J. J. Cale, Sara Montiel, Pedro Rocha, Joe Weider, Kenneth G. Wilson, and Patrice Chéreau. After him are Roger Ebert, Conrad Bain, Wojciech Kilar, Damiano Damiani, Bigas Luna, and Seamus Heaney.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, David H. Hubel ranks 75 out of 1,622Before him are Joe Weider (1919), Charles Taylor (1931), Edward Dmytryk (1908), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Catherine O'Hara (1954), and Jason Priestley (1969). After him are Conrad Bain (1923), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Donna Strickland (1959), Denis Villeneuve (1967), and Henry Taube (1915).

Among PHYSICIANS In Canada

Among physicians born in Canada, David H. Hubel ranks 4Before him are Frederick Banting (1891), Oswald Avery (1877), and Charles Brenton Huggins (1901). After him are 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).