Jack Kevorkian

1928 - 2011

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Murad Jacob 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 3,495,286 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jack Kevorkian is the 203rd most popular physician (up from 245th in 2019), the 1,672nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,966th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Jack Kevorkian ranks 203 out of 509Before him are Philipp Franz von Siebold, Regnier de Graaf, Patch Adams, Anthony Fauci, Charaka, and Bernardino Ramazzini. After him are George Whipple, Dickinson W. Richards, David H. Hubel, Karl Adolph von Basedow, Nicolaes Tulp, and Engelbert Kaempfer.

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Among people born in 1928, Jack Kevorkian ranks 100Before him are Elliott Erwitt, Burt Bacharach, Seymour Papert, Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, and Pedro Casaldáliga. After him are Frank Borman, Edward Albee, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Cy Twombly, Federico Bahamontes, and Takeshi Inoue. Among people deceased in 2011, Jack Kevorkian ranks 72Before him are Gunter Sachs, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Madame Nhu, Aristides Pereira, Cliff Robertson, and Pete Postlethwaite. After him are Cy Twombly, Roberts Blossom, Valentin Ivanov, Andy Whitfield, Yelena Bonner, and Harold Garfinkel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kevorkian ranks 1,672 out of 15,968Before him are Dwight Schultz (1947), Michael Rooker (1955), Richard S. Castellano (1933), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), McCoy Tyner (1938), and W. I. Thomas (1863). After him are Joseph Nye (1937), Connie Francis (1938), Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Annette Bening (1958), and George Whipple (1878).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Jack Kevorkian ranks 22Before him are Michael Stuart Brown (1941), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Henry Heimlich (1920), Patch Adams (1945), and Anthony Fauci (1940). After him are George Whipple (1878), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), John O'Keefe (1939), Peter Agre (1949), and George H. Hitchings (1905).