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James Black

1924 - 2010

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Sir James Whyte Black (14 June 1924 – 22 March 2010) was a Scottish physician and pharmacologist. Together with Gertrude B. Elion and George H. Hitchings, he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988 for pioneering strategies for rational drug-design, which, in his case, lead to the development of propranolol and cimetidine. Black established a Veterinary Physiology department at the University of Glasgow, where he became interested in the effects of adrenaline on the human heart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Black has received more than 41,695 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). James Black is the 218th most popular physician (up from 243rd in 2019), the 1,151st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,298th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Physician.

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Among physicians, James Black ranks 218 out of 502Before him are Paul of Aegina, Hieronymus Fabricius, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Horst Schumann, Gerard van Swieten, and Duchenne de Boulogne. After him are Soranus of Ephesus, Leander of Seville, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Henry Heimlich, Zhang Zhongjing, and Dickinson W. Richards.

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Among people born in 1924, James Black ranks 85Before him are Sverre Fehn, Rudolf Vrba, Jozef Tomko, Arthur Danto, Paul Desmond, and Kenneth Kaunda. After him are Israel Tal, Vasil Bykaŭ, Milka Planinc, Moktar Ould Daddah, Antoni Ramallets, and David Bronstein. Among people deceased in 2010, James Black ranks 58Before him are Enzo Bearzot, Juliet Anderson, Bent Larsen, Martin Gardner, Hwang Jang-yop, and Antony Flew. After him are Israel Tal, Solomon Burke, Milka Planinc, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, and Patricia Neal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Black ranks 1,151 out of 7,765Before him are Adelard of Bath (1075), Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861), Victor Turner (1920), Annie Chapman (1841), Evelyn Waugh (1903), and Allen Carr (1934). After him are William Adelin (1103), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Jimmy Greaves (1940), George Canning (1770), Leopold Stokowski (1882), and Elizabeth Blount (1500).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, James Black ranks 16Before him are Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), John Langdon Down (1828), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Thomas Willis (1621), and Hans Sloane (1660). After him are James Lind (1716), Edward Bach (1886), Thomas Hodgkin (1798), Thomas Addison (1793), Robert Darwin (1766), and Thomas Sydenham (1624).