Johannes Fibiger

1867 - 1928

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Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger (23 April 1867 – 30 January 1928) was a Danish physician and professor of anatomical pathology at the University of Copenhagen. He was the recipient of the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery of the Spiroptera carcinoma". He demonstrated that the roundworm which he called Spiroptera carcinoma (but correctly named Gongylonema neoplasticum) could cause stomach cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) in rats and mice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Fibiger has received more than 94,232 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Johannes Fibiger is the 84th most popular physician (down from 83rd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 67th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Physician.

Johannes Fibiger is most famous for his theory that stomach cancer is caused by the parasite, Schistosoma haematobium.

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Among physicians, Johannes Fibiger ranks 84 out of 502Before him are Albert Szent-Györgyi, Shirō Ishii, Louis Auguste Blanqui, William T. G. Morton, August Krogh, and François Duvalier. After him are Jonas Salk, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Werner Forssmann, Cornelius Jansen, Friedrich Miescher, and Róbert Bárány.

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Among people born in 1867, Johannes Fibiger ranks 18Before him are Maxime Weygand, Natsume Sōseki, Pierre Bonnard, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Percy Fawcett, and Enrique Granados. After him are Stanley Baldwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walther Rathenau, Irving Fisher, Władysław Reymont, and Hector Guimard. Among people deceased in 1928, Johannes Fibiger ranks 11Before him are Maria Feodorovna, Max Scheler, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, and Theodore William Richards. After him are Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Italo Svevo, and Zhang Zuolin.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Johannes Fibiger ranks 69 out of 893Before him are Arne Jacobsen (1902), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Anders Fogh Rasmussen (1953), August Krogh (1874), Anne of Denmark (1574), and Inge Lehmann (1888). After him are Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Eric V of Denmark (1249), Christina of Denmark (1521), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Sven Hassel (1917), and Canute Lavard (1096).

Among PHYSICIANS In Denmark

Among physicians born in Denmark, Johannes Fibiger ranks 2Before him are August Krogh (1874). After him are Jens Christian Skou (1918), Carl Værnet (1893), Max Heindel (1865), Peter C. Gøtzsche (1949), Carl Lange (1834), Emil Aarestrup (1800), and Halfdan T. Mahler (1923).