George Huntington

1850 - 1916

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George Huntington (April 9, 1850 – March 3, 1916) was an American physician who contributed a classic clinical description of the disease that bears his name – Huntington's disease. Huntington described this condition in the first of only two scientific papers he ever wrote. He wrote this paper when he was 22, a year after receiving his medical degree from Columbia University in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Huntington has received more than 64,172 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. George Huntington is the 321st most popular physician (down from 275th in 2019), the 2,974th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,349th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, George Huntington ranks 321 out of 509Before him are Michael Maier, Johann Christian Reil, Mehriban Aliyeva, Victor Babeș, Crawford Long, and Franciscus Donders. After him are Titus Brandsma, Olof Rudbeck the Younger, James Braid, Eugene Botkin, John Latham, and Garcia de Orta.

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Among people born in 1850, George Huntington ranks 40Before him are Giuseppe Mercalli, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, John Collier, Edward Bellamy, Kate Chopin, and Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After him are Princess Therese of Bavaria, Pablo Iglesias Posse, David Schwarz, Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Cut Nyak Dhien, and Wilhelm Roux. Among people deceased in 1916, George Huntington ranks 73Before him are Marie Bracquemond, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Higaonna Kanryō, Oskar Backlund, and Petar Kočić. After him are Roger Casement, Patrick Pearse, Hugo von Pohl, Artúr Görgei, Ota Benga, and Ferdinand Fellner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Huntington ranks 2,974 out of 15,968Before him are Kathryn Joosten (1939), Lisa Niemi (1956), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), Clark Gregg (1962), and Gregg Popovich (1949). After him are Martin Ritt (1914), Laura Linney (1964), Martin Chalfie (1947), George Pullman (1831), Jacques Futrelle (1875), and Claire Lee Chennault (1890).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, George Huntington ranks 40Before him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Harvey Cushing (1869), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Horace Wells (1815), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), and Crawford Long (1815). After him are William Stewart Halsted (1852), Fernando J. Corbató (1926), Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884), Gregg L. Semenza (1956), Charles Best (1899), and William Kaelin Jr. (1957).