Emil Theodor Kocher

1841 - 1917

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Emil Theodor Kocher (25 August 1841 – 27 July 1917) was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. Among his many accomplishments are the introduction and promotion of aseptic surgery and scientific methods in surgery, specifically reducing the mortality of thyroidectomies below 1% in his operations. He was the first Swiss citizen and first surgeon to ever receive a Nobel Prize in Medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Theodor Kocher has received more than 155,402 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Emil Theodor Kocher is the 85th most popular physician (down from 78th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 55th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Physician.

Emil Theodor Kocher was a Swiss surgeon who is most famous for his discovery of the bacterial cause of peptic ulcers.

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Among physicians, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 85 out of 509Before him are Hans Asperger, Jonas Salk, Elias Lönnrot, Jang-geum, Johannes Fibiger, and Jacques Rogge. After him are William T. G. Morton, Peter Canisius, Walter Rudolf Hess, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, August Krogh, and Ronald Ross.

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Among people born in 1841, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 14Before him are Henry Morton Stanley, Henri Fayol, Frédéric Bazille, Itō Hirobumi, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and Nicholas I of Montenegro. After him are Félix Faure, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Armand Fallières, Clément Ader, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Ahmed ‘Urabi. Among people deceased in 1917, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 16Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, Franz Brentano, Emil von Behring, John William Waterhouse, and Scott Joplin. After him are Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, Radomir Putnik, Liliʻuokalani, Léon Bloy, and Jean Gaston Darboux.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 59 out of 749Before him are Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), Emil Jannings (1884), and Heinrich Rohrer (1933). After him are Michel Mayor (1942), Max Frisch (1911), H. R. Giger (1940), Gabriel Cramer (1704), Siegfried Wagner (1869), and Walter Rudolf Hess (1881).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 5Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Eugen Bleuler (1857), and Alexandre Yersin (1863). After him are Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Adolf Meyer (1866), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).