Emil du Bois-Reymond

1818 - 1896

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Emil Heinrich du Bois-Reymond (7 November 1818 – 26 December 1896) was a German physician and physiologist, the co-discoverer of nerve action potential, and the developer of experimental electrophysiology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil du Bois-Reymond has received more than 86,272 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Emil du Bois-Reymond is the 241st most popular physician (down from 235th in 2019), the 1,668th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,440th in 2019) and the 34th most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, Emil du Bois-Reymond ranks 241 out of 509Before him are George H. Hitchings, Thomas Addison, Duchenne de Boulogne, Carl Værnet, Bernardo Houssay, and José Bonaparte. After him are Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, James Black, James Barry, Lorna Wing, Carl Ludwig, and Ferdinand Sauerbruch.

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Among people born in 1818, Emil du Bois-Reymond ranks 39Before him are Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Francesco Crispi, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Infante Carlos, Count of Montemolin, and Maria Mitchell. After him are Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, P. G. T. Beauregard, Antonio Bazzini, Louis Gerhard De Geer, Franciscus Donders, and Gustave Aimard. Among people deceased in 1896, Emil du Bois-Reymond ranks 26Before him are Louis-Jules Trochu, Frederic Leighton, Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, Prince Henry of Battenberg, Maurice de Hirsch, and Ernst Engel. After him are Ernst Curtius, Ichiyō Higuchi, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Ante Starčević, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Emma Darwin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil du Bois-Reymond ranks 1,668 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm Zaisser (1893), Ludwig Borchardt (1863), Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1572), Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1772), Walter Simons (1861), and Otto Abetz (1903). After him are Clemens Winkler (1838), Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1722), Friedrich Ebert Jr. (1894), Hans Vaihinger (1852), Johann Georg Pisendel (1687), and Paul Troost (1878).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Emil du Bois-Reymond ranks 34Before him are Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799), Engelbert Kaempfer (1651), Horst Schumann (1906), Leonhart Fuchs (1501), and Adolf Eugen Fick (1829). After him are Carl Ludwig (1816), Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875), Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1735), Friedrich Kasimir Medikus (1736), Eduard Wirths (1909), and Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke (1819).