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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 203,258 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Emil Theodor Kocher is the 62nd most popular physician (up from 85th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 59th in 2019) and the 4th 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 62 out of 502Before him are Hua Tuo, Robert Bellarmine, Christiaan Eijkman, René Laennec, Niels Ryberg Finsen, and Eugen Bleuler. After him are Herophilos, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Joseph Lister, Herbert Spencer Gasser, James Parkinson, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof.

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Among people born in 1841, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 12Before him are Berthe Morisot, Henry Morton Stanley, Henri Fayol, Otto Wagner, Itō Hirobumi, and Frédéric Bazille. After him are Félix Faure, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Armand Fallières, and Emmanuel Chabrier. Among people deceased in 1917, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, and Buffalo Bill. After him are John William Waterhouse, Franz Brentano, Scott Joplin, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, and Ranavalona III.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 38 out of 876Before him are Jacques Necker (1732), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Adelaide of Italy (931), Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), and Eugen Bleuler (1857). After him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Benjamin Constant (1767), Henry Fuseli (1741), Hermann Rorschach (1884), and Albert I of Germany (1255).

Among PHYSICIANS In Switzerland

Among physicians born in Switzerland, Emil Theodor Kocher ranks 4Before him are Paracelsus (1493), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), and Eugen Bleuler (1857). After him are Friedrich Miescher (1844), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Albrecht von Haller (1708), Rolf M. Zinkernagel (1944), Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867), Adolf Meyer (1866), and Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777).