John Macleod

1876 - 1935

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John James Rickard Macleod (6 September 1876 – 16 March 1935) was a British biochemist and physiologist. He devoted his career to diverse topics in physiology and biochemistry, but was chiefly interested in carbohydrate metabolism. He is noted for his role in the discovery and isolation of insulin during his tenure as a lecturer at the University of Toronto, for which he and Frederick Banting received the 1923 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Macleod has received more than 1,907 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). John Macleod is the 130th most popular chemist (down from 121st in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 563rd in 2019) and the 15th 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 130 out of 510Before him are Gerhard Ertl, Wallace Carothers, William Hyde Wollaston, Robert Burns Woodward, Sune Bergström, and Vincent du Vigneaud. After him are Christian B. Anfinsen, Lars Onsager, George Andrew Olah, Manfred Eigen, Fritz Strassmann, and Stanley B. Prusiner.

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Among people born in 1876, John Macleod ranks 34Before him are Elsa Einstein, Robert Guérin, Wied, Prince of Albania, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Cuno, and Jean Webster. After him are Robert Michels, A. L. Kroeber, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sherwood Anderson, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Henri de Baillet-Latour. Among people deceased in 1935, John Macleod ranks 27Before him are Max Liebermann, Henri Pirenne, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Jane Addams, Hugo Junkers, and Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia. After him are Mihajlo Pupin, Johan Halvorsen, Komitas, Panait Istrati, Josef Suk, and Rashid Rida.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 695 out of 6,924Before him are William Webb Ellis (1806), W. H. Auden (1907), E. M. Forster (1879), James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), and Thomas Wolsey (1473). After him are Eric Burdon (1941), Ronald Fisher (1890), Judith of Flanders (844), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Jessica Tandy (1909), and William Pitt the Younger (1759).

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Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 15Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Harry Kroto (1939), and William Hyde Wollaston (1766). After him are John Frederic Daniell (1790), John Newlands (1837), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Archer Martin (1910), and Peter D. Mitchell (1920).