George H. Hitchings

1905 - 1998

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George Herbert Hitchings (April 18, 1905 – February 27, 1998) was an American 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 76,402 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. George H. Hitchings is the 235th most popular physician (down from 141st in 2019), the 2,023rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,053rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, George H. Hitchings ranks 235 out of 509Before him are Hans Sloane, François Magendie, Thomas Hodgkin, Edward Bach, Adolf Eugen Fick, and Peter Agre. After him are Thomas Addison, Duchenne de Boulogne, Carl Værnet, Bernardo Houssay, José Bonaparte, and Emil du Bois-Reymond.

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Among people born in 1905, George H. Hitchings ranks 77Before him are Anna May Wong, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Angelo Schiavio, Jean-Marie Villot, Takeo Fukuda, and Clara Bow. After him are Joseph Kosma, Attila József, George Kelly, Federica Montseny, Chen Yun, and Pedro Petrone. Among people deceased in 1998, George H. Hitchings ranks 66Before him are Kenichi Fukui, Marie-Louise von Franz, Remo Giazotto, Carl Perkins, Zlatko Čajkovski, and Don Taylor. After him are Martin Rodbell, Ted Hughes, Kurt Franz, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Wallace, and László Szabó.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George H. Hitchings ranks 2,023 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Pryor (1940), Henry Winkler (1945), Janet Yellen (1946), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Henry L. Stimson (1867), and Edwin G. Krebs (1918). After him are Lionel Stander (1908), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Larry Holmes (1949), Bob Cousy (1928), Linda Evans (1942), and Tod Browning (1880).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, George H. Hitchings ranks 28Before him are Jack Kevorkian (1928), George Whipple (1878), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), John O'Keefe (1939), and Peter Agre (1949). After him are Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), William Bates (1860), Randy Schekman (1948), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Richard Axel (1946), and Michael DeBakey (1908).