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Edward Adelbert Doisy

1893 - 1986

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Edward Adelbert Doisy (November 13, 1893 – October 23, 1986) was an American biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1943 with Henrik Dam for their discovery of vitamin K (K from "Koagulations-Vitamin" in German) and its chemical structure. Doisy was born in Hume, Illinois, on November 13, 1893. He completed his A.B. degree in 1914 and his M.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Adelbert Doisy has received more than 72,981 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Edward Adelbert Doisy is the 92nd most popular chemist (up from 143rd in 2019), the 710th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,079th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Chemist.

Edward Adelbert Doisy was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943 for his work on vitamin K and its role in blood clotting.

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Among chemists, Edward Adelbert Doisy ranks 92 out of 509Before him are Richard Kuhn, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Felix Hoffmann, Ernest Solvay, Clara Immerwahr, and Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. After him are Harold Urey, Paul Hermann Müller, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Manfred Eigen, Norman Haworth, and Vladimir Prelog.

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Among people born in 1893, Edward Adelbert Doisy ranks 24Before him are Albert Szent-Györgyi, Damdin Sükhbaatar, George Grosz, Paramahansa Yogananda, Andrés Segovia, and Palmiro Togliatti. After him are Harold Urey, Omar Bradley, Chaim Soutine, Fritz Perls, Juana Bormann, and Lillian Gish. Among people deceased in 1986, Edward Adelbert Doisy ranks 26Before him are Albert Szent-Györgyi, Alva Myrdal, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Benny Goodman, and Erich Koch. After him are James Rainwater, Chiune Sugihara, Jaroslav Seifert, Minoru Yamasaki, Georges Dumézil, and L. Ron Hubbard.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Adelbert Doisy ranks 710 out of 18,182Before him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Jules Dassin (1911), Charles Taze Russell (1852), Scott Joplin (1868), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), and Benjamin Thompson (1753). After him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Harold Urey (1893), James Rainwater (1917), Wes Craven (1939), John Goodman (1952), and William Saroyan (1908).

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Among chemists born in United States, Edward Adelbert Doisy ranks 12Before him are Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Howard Northrop (1891), Theodore William Richards (1868), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), and Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927). After him are Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), James B. Sumner (1887), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Stanford Moore (1913).