Johann Christian Reil

1759 - 1813

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Johann Christian Reil (20 February 1759, Rhaude (an urban district of Rhauderfehn) – 22 November 1813, Halle an der Saale) was a German physician, physiologist, anatomist, and psychiatrist. He coined the term psychiatry – Psychiatrie in German – in 1808.Medical conditions and anatomical features named after him include Reil's finger (later called digitus mortuus or Raynaud syndrome) and the Islands of Reil in the cerebral cortex. In 1809, he was the first to describe the white fibre tract now called the arcuate fasciculus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christian Reil has received more than 50,328 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Christian Reil is the 316th most popular physician (down from 282nd in 2019), the 2,299th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,895th in 2019) and the 50th most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, Johann Christian Reil ranks 316 out of 509Before him are Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Bronisława Dłuska, Robert Remak, James Curtis Hepburn, Carlos Chagas, and Michael Maier. After him are Mehriban Aliyeva, Victor Babeș, Crawford Long, Franciscus Donders, George Huntington, and Titus Brandsma.

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Among people born in 1759, Johann Christian Reil ranks 23Before him are Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Jacques Cathelineau, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, James Edward Smith, François Devienne, and Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths. After him are William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Franz Krommer, William Playfair, Ferenc Kazinczy, Matsudaira Sadanobu, and Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc. Among people deceased in 1813, Johann Christian Reil ranks 24Before him are Géraud Duroc, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Anders Gustaf Ekeberg, Anton Graff, Maria Caterina Brignole, and Princess Augusta of Great Britain. After him are Anton Bernolák, Theodor Körner, Jacques Delille, Robert Kerr, Edmund Randolph, and Alexander Wilson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christian Reil ranks 2,299 out of 5,289Before him are Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria (1439), Margaret Sambiria (1230), Michael Maier (1568), Princess Viktoria of Prussia (1866), Erich Mühsam (1878), and Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (1417). After him are Princess Anna of Saxony (1836), Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg (1857), Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1564), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (1694), and Matthias Claudius (1740).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Johann Christian Reil ranks 50Before him are Friedrich Hoffmann (1660), August Oetker (1862), Hinrich Lichtenstein (1780), Hans Berger (1873), Adolf Kussmaul (1822), and Michael Maier (1568). After him are Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776), Johann Lukas Schönlein (1793), Ewald Hering (1834), Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723), Justinus Kerner (1786), and Willi Graf (1918).