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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 9,916 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). John Eccles is the 119th most popular physician (up from 133rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 24th 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 119 out of 502Before him are Ferid Murad, Francis Peyton Rous, Herta Oberheuser, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Harvey J. Alter, and Jean Dausset. After him are Franz Joseph Gall, Virginia Apgar, Albert Sabin, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Johannes Peter Müller, and Niels Kaj Jerne.

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Among people born in 1903, John Eccles ranks 49Before him are Lars Onsager, Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, Jiro Horikoshi, Claudio Arrau, and Tamam Shud case. After him are Bruno Bettelheim, John Vincent Atanasoff, Claudette Colbert, Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, and Irving Stone. Among people deceased in 1997, John Eccles ranks 39Before him are Clyde Tombaugh, Otto Ernst Remer, Helenio Herrera, Zoltán Czibor, Shoichi Yokoi, and Dodi Fayed. After him are Alfred Hershey, Nikolai Tikhonov, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, John Kendrew, John Denver, and Chien-Shiung Wu.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Eccles ranks 22 out of 925Before him are Steve Irwin (1962), Colleen McCullough (1937), Peter Singer (1946), Lionel Logue (1880), Margaret Court (1942), and Tamam Shud case (1903). After him are Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), V. Gordon Childe (1892), Margot Robbie (1990), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Peter Weir (1944), and Joan Sutherland (1926).

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).