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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 94,650 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Edgar Adrian is the 111th most popular physician (up from 145th in 2019), the 603rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 826th in 2019) and the 7th 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 111 out of 502Before him are Arvid Carlsson, Eric Kandel, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, George Minot, Peter Damian, and Johann Joachim Becher. After him are John Snow, Ferid Murad, Francis Peyton Rous, Herta Oberheuser, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, and Harvey J. Alter.

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Among people born in 1889, Edgar Adrian ranks 29Before him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jacob L. Moreno, Risto Ryti, Victor Fleming, Vasily Blyukher, and Pitirim Sorokin. After him are Mercédès Jellinek, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Walter Lippmann, Abel Gance, and Zalman Shazar. Among people deceased in 1977, Edgar Adrian ranks 27Before him are Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Bing Crosby, Clarice Lispector, Alexander Luria, Groucho Marx, and Andreas Baader. After him are Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, Ali Shariati, Henri-Georges Clouzot, James Jones, and Naum Gabo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 603 out of 7,765Before him are Pope Adrian IV (1100), Malcolm Young (1953), Ann Radcliffe (1764), John Franklin (1786), John Davis (1550), and Nick Mason (1944). After him are John Snow (1813), Tony Iommi (1948), Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), William Dampier (1651), and John Flamsteed (1646).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 7Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), Joseph Lister (1827), James Parkinson (1755), Robert Edwards (1925), and Elizabeth Blackwell (1821). After him are John Snow (1813), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), John Langdon Down (1828), and Alan Hodgkin (1914).