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John Franklin Enders

1897 - 1985

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John Franklin Enders (February 10, 1897 – September 8, 1985) was an American biomedical scientist and Nobel Laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Franklin Enders has received more than 173,610 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John Franklin Enders is the 66th most popular biologist (up from 105th in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,120th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Biologist.

John Franklin Enders was an American medical researcher who was the first to grow the polio virus in human tissue culture. He was also the co-discoverer of the polio vaccine.

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Among biologists, John Franklin Enders ranks 66 out of 841Before him are Linda B. Buck, George Beadle, Max Theiler, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, and Alexander Oparin. After him are Lynn Margulis, Irwin Rose, Jules A. Hoffmann, Roger Guillemin, Dmitri Ivanovsky, and Daniel Bovet.

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Among people born in 1897, John Franklin Enders ranks 35Before him are Karl-Otto Koch, Hasso von Manteuffel, Karl Gebhardt, Odd Hassel, Ivan Bagramyan, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood. After him are Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, Kirill Meretskov, Paul Delvaux, Margaret Mahler, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, and Vlado Chernozemski. Among people deceased in 1985, John Franklin Enders ranks 21Before him are Jean Dubuffet, Simon Kuznets, Lon Nol, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Philip Larkin, and Anne Baxter. After him are Ian Stewart, Ferhat Abbas, Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, Paul Flory, and Elsa Morante.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Franklin Enders ranks 841 out of 18,182Before him are James Cromwell (1940), James Earl Jones (1931), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Ike Turner (1931), Joe DiMaggio (1914), and Brian Dennehy (1938). After him are Larry Hagman (1931), George Minot (1885), Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), Ritchie Valens (1941), and Jayne Mansfield (1933).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, John Franklin Enders ranks 9Before him are Rachel Carson (1907), Barbara McClintock (1902), Dian Fossey (1932), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Linda B. Buck (1947), and George Beadle (1903). After him are Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), Alfred Hershey (1908), E. O. Wilson (1929), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), and Sylvia Earle (1935).