John Eccles

1903 - 1997

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Sir John Carew Eccles (27 January 1903 – 2 May 1997) was an Australian neurophysiologist and philosopher who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the synapse. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Eccles has received more than 8,565 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. John Eccles is the 133rd most popular physician (down from 107th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Australia (down from 18th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Physician.

John Eccles is most famous for his research on the synapse and the release of neurotransmitters. His research led to the discovery of glutamate and acetylcholine as two of the most important neurotransmitters.

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Among physicians, John Eccles ranks 133 out of 509Before him are Oswald Avery, Jean Dausset, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Ibn Zuhr, Frederick Griffith, and Carl Wernicke. After him are Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Merit-Ptah, Hans Rosling, Joseph Erlanger, Kitasato Shibasaburō, and Dominique Jean Larrey.

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Among people born in 1903, John Eccles ranks 55Before him are Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Claudette Colbert, Irving Stone, Hugo Theorell, and George Beadle. After him are Alonzo Church, Tamam Shud case, Raymond Radiguet, Ernest Walton, Giulio Natta, and Prince Charles, Count of Flanders. Among people deceased in 1997, John Eccles ranks 44Before him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Chien-Shiung Wu, Shoichi Yokoi, Cornelius Castoriadis, John Denver, and Dodi Fayed. After him are Chaim Herzog, Marco Ferreri, Georg Solti, Stéphane Grappelli, Carl Gustav Hempel, and John Kendrew.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Eccles ranks 24 out of 790Before him are Hugh Jackman (1968), Ned Kelly (1855), Peter Singer (1946), V. Gordon Childe (1892), Margot Robbie (1990), and P. L. Travers (1899). After him are Peter Weir (1944), Robin Warren (1937), Tamam Shud case (1903), Joan Sutherland (1926), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), and Howard Florey (1898).

Among PHYSICIANS In Australia

Among physicians born in Australia, John Eccles ranks 1After him are Robin Warren (1937), Howard Florey (1898), Barry Marshall (1951), and Peter C. Doherty (1940).