Henry Hallett Dale

1875 - 1968

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Sir Henry Hallett Dale (9 June 1875 – 23 July 1968) was an English pharmacologist and physiologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Hallett Dale has received more than 198,376 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Henry Hallett Dale is the 84th most popular chemist (up from 105th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 553rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Chemist.

Henry Hallett Dale is most famous for his work in bacteriology and immunology. He discovered that diphtheria is caused by a bacterium, and he developed a vaccine for it.

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Among chemists, Henry Hallett Dale ranks 84 out of 602Before him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Theodore William Richards, James B. Sumner, Hans Adolf Krebs, Odd Hassel, and William Crookes. After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Richard Kuhn, Edward Adelbert Doisy, and Paul Hermann Müller.

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Among people born in 1875, Henry Hallett Dale ranks 17Before him are Jeanne Calment, Albert I of Belgium, Aleister Crowley, Mikhail Kalinin, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Gilbert N. Lewis. After him are John Buchan, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Marie of Romania, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Giovanni Gentile, and Fritz Kreisler. Among people deceased in 1968, Henry Hallett Dale ranks 19Before him are Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Salvatore Quasimodo, Georg von Küchler, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are Enid Blyton, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Corneille Heymans, Jim Clark, Kees van Dongen, and José Nasazzi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Hallett Dale ranks 389 out of 8,785Before him are Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Angus Young (1955), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), and Robert Burns (1759). After him are Lemmy (1945), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Oswald Mosley (1896), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), George Eliot (1819), and Ian Holm (1931).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Henry Hallett Dale ranks 10Before him are Frederick Sanger (1918), Arthur Harden (1865), Frederick Soddy (1877), Norman Haworth (1883), Francis William Aston (1877), and William Crookes (1832). After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Robert Robinson (1886), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Archer Martin (1910), and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897).