John Macleod

1876 - 1935

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John James Rickard Macleod (6 September 1876 – 16 March 1935), was a Scottish biochemist and physiologist. He devoted his career to diverse topics in physiology and biochemistry, but was chiefly interested in carbohydrate metabolism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Macleod has received more than 2,908 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). John Macleod is the 175th most popular chemist (down from 117th in 2019), the 745th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 578th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Chemist.

John Macleod is most famous for his work in the field of endocrinology, specifically the discovery of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

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Among chemists, John Macleod ranks 175 out of 602Before him are Ernst Chain, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Alexander R. Todd, Ascanio Sobrero, Sophia Brahe, and Johann Josef Loschmidt. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Giulio Natta, Robert W. Holley, Richard F. Heck, and Germain Henri Hess.

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Among people born in 1876, John Macleod ranks 34Before him are Maxim Litvinov, Wilhelm Cuno, Kim Koo, Bruno Walter, Sherwood Anderson, and Paula Modersohn-Becker. After him are Wied, Prince of Albania, Jean Webster, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Ivan Cankar. Among people deceased in 1935, John Macleod ranks 35Before him are Josef Suk, Hugo Junkers, Oda Krohg, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Johan Halvorsen, and Panait Istrati. After him are Aron Nimzowitsch, Anna Ancher, Paul Bourget, Rashid Rida, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, and Magnus Hirschfeld.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 745 out of 8,785Before him are William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), Percy Fawcett (1867), Tom Jones (1940), Alfred Molina (1953), J. L. Austin (1911), and Arthur Cayley (1821). After him are Andrew Huxley (1917), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), E. H. Carr (1892), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Edgar F. Codd (1923), and Margaret Rutherford (1892).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 23Before him are John Newlands (1837), James Dewar (1842), George Porter (1920), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Harry Kroto (1939), and Alexander R. Todd (1907). After him are John E. Walker (1941), John Vane (1927), Derek Barton (1918), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Herbert C. Brown (1912), and Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921).