Frederick Griffith

1879 - 1941

Frederick Griffith

Frederick Griffith (1877–1941) was a British bacteriologist whose focus was the epidemiology and pathology of bacterial pneumonia. In January 1928 he reported what is now known as Griffith's Experiment, the first widely accepted demonstrations of bacterial transformation, whereby a bacterium distinctly changes its form and function.He showed that Streptococcus pneumoniae, implicated in many cases of lobar pneumonia, could transform from one strain into a different strain. The observation was attributed to an unidentified transforming principle or transforming factor. This was later identified as DNA. America's leading pneumococcal researcher, Oswald T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Griffith has received more than 297,442 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 190th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Frederick Griffith ranks 189 out of 438Before him are Albert Calmette, Dominique Jean Larrey, Severo Ochoa, Francysk Skaryna, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, and Li Shizhen. After him are Leonid Rogozov, Leonhart Fuchs, Engelbert Kaempfer, Nicolaes Tulp, Fritz Klein, and Leander of Seville.

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Among people born in 1879, Frederick Griffith ranks 41Before him are Joseph Wirth, Pál Teleki, Chen Duxiu, Wanda Landowska, Aleksandar Stamboliyski, and William Beveridge. After him are Boris Savinkov, Edward Steichen, Bedřich Hrozný, Hisaichi Terauchi, Alfred Korzybski, and Ali of Hejaz. Among people deceased in 1941, Frederick Griffith ranks 45Before him are Pál Teleki, Sisowath Monivong, Gaetano Mosca, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Mikhail Kirponos, and Ernst Lindemann. After him are Louis Chevrolet, Dmitry Pavlov, Tullio Levi-Civita, Edwin S. Porter, Hans Driesch, and Franz Gürtner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Griffith ranks 940 out of 5,347Before him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Natasha Richardson (1963), Ken Hensley (1945), Rob Halford (1951), William Henry Perkin (1838), and Richard Griffiths (1947). After him are Lee Child (1954), George Shaw (1751), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Wat Tyler (1341), Michael Smith (1932), and Charles Scott Sherrington (1952).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Frederick Griffith ranks 14Before him are Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), John Snow (1813), and James Black (1924). After him are Engelbert Kaempfer (1651), Mungo Park (1771), Henry Gray (1827), Thomas Willis (1621), Lorna Wing (1928), and Thomas Addison (1793).