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George H. Hitchings

1905 - 1998

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George Herbert Hitchings (April 18, 1905 – February 27, 1998) was an American medical doctor who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir James Black and Gertrude Elion "for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment", Hitchings specifically for his work on chemotherapy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George H. Hitchings has received more than 85,939 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). George H. Hitchings is the 149th most popular physician (up from 235th in 2019), the 1,153rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,022nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, George H. Hitchings ranks 149 out of 502Before him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Heo Jun, Louis Ignarro, Baruj Benacerraf, André Frédéric Cournand, and Baruch Samuel Blumberg. After him are John Langdon Down, Alan Hodgkin, Ludwig Guttmann, E. Donnall Thomas, George Emil Palade, and Fritz Klein.

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Among people born in 1905, George H. Hitchings ranks 36Before him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Gerard Kuiper, Jean Vigo, Nevill Francis Mott, and Ulf von Euler. After him are Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Ivan Serov, Fred Trump, Prince John of the United Kingdom, Harry Harlow, and Otto Preminger. Among people deceased in 1998, George H. Hitchings ranks 25Before him are Otto Kretschmer, Vasily Arkhipov, Alfred Schnittke, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Falco, and Bob Kane. After him are Galina Ulanova, Martha Gellhorn, Alan Hodgkin, Conrad Schumann, Julien Green, and Lúcio Costa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George H. Hitchings ranks 1,153 out of 18,182Before him are James Brolin (1940), Sonny Liston (1932), Adam West (1928), Daniel Keyes (1927), Loie Fuller (1862), and Don Siegel (1912). After him are William Gibson (1948), Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), Julian Schwinger (1918), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), and Martha Gellhorn (1908).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, George H. Hitchings ranks 17Before him are Virginia Apgar (1909), Joseph Murray (1919), Robin Cook (1940), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Louis Ignarro (1941), and Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925). After him are E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Anthony Fauci (1940), Patch Adams (1945), and George Whipple (1878).