Edgar Adrian

1889 - 1977

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Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian (30 November 1889 – 4 August 1977) was an English electrophysiologist and recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology, won jointly with Sir Charles Sherrington for work on the function of neurons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Adrian has received more than 114,532 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Edgar Adrian is the 130th most popular physician (down from 113th in 2019), the 667th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 603rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Physician.

Edgar Adrian was a British physiologist who won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the physiology of nerve and muscle.

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Among physicians, Edgar Adrian ranks 130 out of 726Before him are Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Johannes Peter Müller, Dickinson W. Richards, Eduard Bloch, Nicolaes Tulp, and John Snow. After him are Oswald Avery, George Emil Palade, Herta Oberheuser, Peter Damian, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, and Sushruta.

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Among people born in 1889, Edgar Adrian ranks 34Before him are Vasily Blyukher, Mercédès Jellinek, Taha Hussein, Victor Fleming, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim. After him are Walter Lippmann, Abel Gance, Günther Lütjens, Kim Tu-bong, Hannes Meyer, and Li Dazhao. Among people deceased in 1977, Edgar Adrian ranks 28Before him are Andreas Baader, Archibald Hill, Howard Hawks, Bing Crosby, Alexander Luria, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. After him are Peter Finch, Gudrun Ensslin, Groucho Marx, Sergey Ilyushin, James Jones, and Abdel Halim Hafez.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 667 out of 8,785Before him are Philip Pullman (1946), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Karl Pearson (1857), Sean Bean (1959), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), and John Snow (1813). After him are Leslie Howard (1893), Bill Wyman (1936), Oliver Smithies (1925), Thomas Chippendale (1718), Gladwyn Jebb (1900), and James Bradley (1693).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 8Before him are William Harvey (1578), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Joseph Lister (1827), James Parkinson (1755), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), and John Snow (1813). After him are James Black (1924), John Langdon Down (1828), Frederick Griffith (1879), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), and Thomas Willis (1621).