Donald Henderson

1928 - 2016

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Donald Ainslie Henderson (September 7, 1928 – August 19, 2016) was an American medical doctor, educator, and epidemiologist who directed a 10-year international effort (1967–1977) that eradicated smallpox throughout the world and launched international childhood vaccination programs. From 1977 to 1990, he was Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Later, he played a leading role in instigating national programs for public health preparedness and response following biological attacks and national disasters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Henderson has received more than 421,526 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Donald Henderson is the 699th most popular physician (down from 590th in 2019), the 13,286th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,208th in 2019) and the 94th most popular American Physician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 420k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 39.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Donald Henderson has had the most page views in the with 17,634 views, followed by Persian (984), and Arabic (979). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (73.87%), Bengali (37.55%), and Esperanto (10.82%)


Among physicians, Donald Henderson ranks 699 out of 726Before him are Sergio Canavero, Devi Shetty, Kamal Ranadive, Caldwell Esselstyn, Teresa Forcades, and Gisela Januszewska. After him are Daniel Mojon, Liang Wudong, Samia al-Amoudi, Joycelyn Elders, Anna Bågenholm, and Mathilde Krim.

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Among people born in 1928, Donald Henderson ranks 579Before him are Conrad Janis, Keely Smith, Kapila Vatsyayan, Herbert Flam, Richard M. Sherman, and Harold Prince. After him are Barbara Nichols, Toaripi Lauti, Salvador Laurel, Jackie Mason, June Maston, and Chris Brasher. Among people deceased in 2016, Donald Henderson ranks 567Before him are Pavel Sheremet, Sharon Jones, Bill Johnson, John Johnson, David S. Johnson, and Bernie Worrell. After him are Mel Charles, Aleš Debeljak, Arsen Pavlov, Sidney Drell, Guy Clark, and Peter Brabrook.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald Henderson ranks 13,286 out of 20,380Before him are Walter Mosley (1952), Vincent Canby (1924), John Tooby (1952), Harry Solter (1873), Steve Antin (1958), and Tony Alva (1957). After him are Marj Dusay (1936), Charles Adkins (1932), Michael Barratt (1959), Nancy J. Currie-Gregg (1958), Mary Ann Mobley (1937), and Carl E. Walz (1955).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Donald Henderson ranks 94Before him are Samuel George Morton (1799), Rachel Levine (1957), Bert Vogelstein (1949), Charles R. Drew (1904), Sara Josephine Baker (1873), and Caldwell Esselstyn (1933). After him are Joycelyn Elders (1933), Bill Frist (1952), David Shulkin (1959), Atul Gawande (1965), Deborah Birx (1956), and Jonny Kim (1984).