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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 150,334 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Francis Peyton Rous is the 114th most popular physician (up from 157th in 2019), the 895th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,287th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Physician.

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

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Among physicians, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 114 out of 502Before him are George Minot, Peter Damian, Johann Joachim Becher, Edgar Adrian, John Snow, and Ferid Murad. After him are Herta Oberheuser, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Harvey J. Alter, Jean Dausset, John Eccles, and Franz Joseph Gall.

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Among people born in 1879, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 23Before him are Hans Luther, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Rudolf von Laban, Ramana Maharshi, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, and Sarojini Naidu. After him are Italo Gariboldi, An Jung-geun, Franz Reichelt, Victor Sjöström, Joseph Wirth, and Fritz Haarmann. Among people deceased in 1970, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 39Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Bourvil, Fritz Perls, Frances Farmer, John Dos Passos, and Nina Ricci. After him are Władysław Anders, Italo Gariboldi, Lázaro Cárdenas, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Arthur Adamov, and E. M. Forster.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 895 out of 18,182Before him are Dalton Trumbo (1905), Leon Festinger (1919), Stephen Covey (1932), Steve Martin (1945), W. Eugene Smith (1918), and Suzi Quatro (1950). After him are Frederick Reines (1918), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), Sherwood Anderson (1876), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Francis Peyton Rous ranks 9Before him are William T. G. Morton (1819), Jonas Salk (1914), Stanley Cohen (1922), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), George Minot (1885), and Ferid Murad (1936). After him are Harvey J. Alter (1935), Virginia Apgar (1909), Joseph Murray (1919), Robin Cook (1940), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), and Louis Ignarro (1941).