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Frederick Chapman Robbins

1916 - 2003

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Frederick Chapman Robbins (August 25, 1916 – August 4, 2003) was an American pediatrician and virologist. He was born in Auburn, Alabama, and grew up in Columbia, Missouri, attending David H. Hickman High School. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with John Franklin Enders and Thomas Huckle Weller, making Robbins the only Nobel laureate born in Alabama. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Chapman Robbins has received more than 69,572 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Frederick Chapman Robbins is the 102nd most popular physician (up from 151st in 2019), the 784th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,254th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Physician.

Frederick Chapman Robbins is most famous for being the founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Among physicians, Frederick Chapman Robbins ranks 102 out of 502Before him are Otto Loewi, Bernardino of Siena, Elias Lönnrot, Oswald Avery, Alexandre Yersin, and Elizabeth Blackwell. After him are Ragnar Granit, Charles Nicolle, Arvid Carlsson, Eric Kandel, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and George Minot.

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Among people born in 1916, Frederick Chapman Robbins ranks 24Before him are Hans Eysenck, Yehudi Menuhin, Maurice Wilkins, Camilo José Cela, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Robert McNamara. After him are Dương Văn Minh, Natalia Ginzburg, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Weiss, Jean Dausset, and Christian B. Anfinsen. Among people deceased in 2003, Frederick Chapman Robbins ranks 26Before him are Leopoldo Galtieri, Maurice Blanchot, Elia Kazan, Richard Crenna, Compay Segundo, and Franco Modigliani. After him are Luciano Berio, Nǃxau ǂToma, Zoran Đinđić, David Dacko, Horst Buchholz, and Bernard Katz.

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Among people born in United States, Frederick Chapman Robbins ranks 784 out of 18,182Before him are Groucho Marx (1890), Martin Seligman (1942), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Linda B. Buck (1947). After him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Adam Sandler (1966), George Beadle (1903), John Dos Passos (1896), Anne Sullivan (1866), and Arthur Ashkin (1922).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Frederick Chapman Robbins ranks 6Before him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), William P. Murphy (1892), William T. G. Morton (1819), Jonas Salk (1914), and Stanley Cohen (1922). After him are George Minot (1885), Ferid Murad (1936), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Joseph Murray (1919).