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Jack Kevorkian

1928 - 2011

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Murad Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist and euthanasia proponent. He publicly championed a terminal patient's right to die by physician-assisted suicide, embodied in his quote, "Dying is not a crime". Kevorkian said that he assisted at least 130 patients to that end. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kevorkian has received more than 4,432,713 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Kevorkian is the 230th most popular physician (down from 203rd in 2019), the 1,928th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,671st in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Jack Kevorkian ranks 230 out of 502Before him are Dickinson W. Richards, James Lind, Edward Bach, Thomas Hodgkin, Carl Værnet, and Mehriban Aliyeva. After him are Hans Berger, John O'Keefe, Barry Marshall, Robert Lefkowitz, Frederik Ruysch, and Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol.

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Among people born in 1928, Jack Kevorkian ranks 119Before him are Elliott Erwitt, Roddy McDowall, Dick York, Gordie Howe, Hayden White, and Malcolm Glazer. After him are Georgy Dobrovolsky, Burt Bacharach, Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, Humberto Maturana, and Petr Ginz. Among people deceased in 2011, Jack Kevorkian ranks 77Before him are Johannes Heesters, Tom Gehrels, Sergei Bagapsh, Yelena Bonner, Valentin Ivanov, and Harold Garfinkel. After him are Lyudmila Gurchenko, Andy Whitfield, Walter Bonatti, Vasily Alekseyev, Eugene Nida, and Ferenc Mádl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kevorkian ranks 1,928 out of 18,182Before him are Nicholas Sparks (1965), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Billy Gibbons (1949), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Angie Dickinson (1931), and Bruce McCandless II (1937). After him are Michael Bay (1965), Alex Jones (1974), Jack Daniel (1850), Victor French (1934), Frank Wilczek (1951), and Gore Vidal (1925).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Jack Kevorkian ranks 26Before him are Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Anthony Fauci (1940), Patch Adams (1945), George Whipple (1878), Henry Heimlich (1920), and Dickinson W. Richards (1895). After him are John O'Keefe (1939), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Peter Agre (1949), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), David Julius (1955), and Harvey Cushing (1869).