Edgar Adrian

1889 - 1977

Edgar Adrian

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 63,680 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 122nd most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Edgar Adrian ranks 121 out of 438Before him are Friedrich Miescher, Ulf von Euler, Albrecht von Haller, Jonas Salk, Marie François Xavier Bichat, and Johannes Peter Müller. After him are Niels Kaj Jerne, George Minot, Santorio Santorio, Baruj Benacerraf, Robin Warren, and Georges Gilles de la Tourette.

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Among people born in 1889, Edgar Adrian ranks 29Before him are Victor Fleming, Louise Mountbatten, Risto Ryti, Pitirim Sorokin, Vasily Blyukher, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim. After him are Zalman Shazar, Walter Lippmann, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Günther Lütjens, Abel Gance, and Richard Réti. Among people deceased in 1977, Edgar Adrian ranks 27Before him are Francis Gary Powers, Alexander Luria, Andreas Baader, Clarice Lispector, Groucho Marx, and Peter Finch. After him are James Jones, Gudrun Ensslin, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Archibald Hill, Sergey Ilyushin, and Ali Shariati.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 641 out of 5,347Before him are George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), William Pitt the Younger (1759), George Darwin (1845), Joan Collins (1933), Peter Finch (1916), and Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764). After him are Christopher Nolan (1970), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Duncan Edwards (1936), Richard Arkwright (1732), John Henry Newman (1801), and William Holman Hunt (1827).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Edgar Adrian ranks 7Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), William Harvey (1578), James Parkinson (1755), Robert Edwards (1925), Joseph Lister (1827), and John Langdon Down (1828). After him are Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), John Snow (1813), and James Black (1924).