Francis Peyton Rous

1879 - 1970

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Francis Peyton Rous (; October 5, 1879 – February 16, 1970) was an American pathologist at the Rockefeller University known for his works in oncoviruses, blood transfusion and physiology of digestion. A medical graduate from the Johns Hopkins University, he was discouraged to become a practicing physician due to severe tuberculosis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Peyton Rous has received more than 163,509 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Francis Peyton Rous is the 119th most popular physician (down from 116th in 2019), the 916th most popular biography from United States (down from 895th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Physician.

Francis Peyton Rous was most famous for discovering a virus that causes tumors in chickens.

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Over the past year Francis Peyton Rous has had the most page views in the with 15,601 views, followed by Chinese (3,477), and Spanish (3,039). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (100.24%), Basque (77.99%), and Catalan (59.78%)


Among physicians, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 119 out of 726Before him are Arvid Carlsson, Friedrich Miescher, Niels Kaj Jerne, Ryke Geerd Hamer, Santorio Santorio, and Erasistratus. After him are Franz Joseph Gall, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, John Eccles, Ragnar Granit, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, and Johannes Peter Müller.

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Among people born in 1879, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 24Before him are Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ottorino Respighi, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Ramana Maharshi, Shunroku Hata, and Sarojini Naidu. After him are Joseph Wirth, Italo Gariboldi, Henri Giraud, Ali of Hejaz, An Jung-geun, and Victor Sjöström. Among people deceased in 1970, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 40Before him are Bourvil, Arthur Adamov, John Dos Passos, Władysław Anders, Fritz Perls, and Nina Ricci. After him are Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Richard Neutra, Italo Gariboldi, Lázaro Cárdenas, Pedro Cea, and B. H. Liddell Hart.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 916 out of 20,380Before him are Ray Tomlinson (1941), Frederick Reines (1918), Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Jill Biden (1951), James Hetfield (1963), and Don Shirley (1927). After him are Willard Libby (1908), Larry Hagman (1931), Billy Joel (1949), Jennifer Connelly (1970), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), and Burton Richter (1931).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 11Before him are Stanley Cohen (1922), George Minot (1885), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), William T. G. Morton (1819), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), and Jonas Salk (1914). After him are Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Harvey J. Alter (1935), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), George H. Hitchings (1905), and George Whipple (1878).