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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 2,747 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Macleod is the 118th most popular chemist (up from 130th in 2019), the 578th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 695th in 2019) and the 14th 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 118 out of 509Before him are Paul J. Crutzen, James Dewar, Stanford Moore, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Leopold Ružička, and Avram Hershko. After him are Casimir Funk, Richard R. Ernst, William Howard Stein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, and Georg Ernst Stahl.

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Among people born in 1876, John Macleod ranks 26Before him are Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Róbert Bárány, Elsa Einstein, Maxim Litvinov, Kim Koo, and Hermann Müller. After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Wilhelm Cuno, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sherwood Anderson, and Max Jacob. Among people deceased in 1935, John Macleod ranks 22Before him are Victor Grignard, Paul Dukas, Henri Barbusse, Jane Addams, Hugo de Vries, and Hugo Junkers. After him are Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Henri Pirenne, Josef Suk, Mihajlo Pupin, and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 578 out of 7,765Before him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Tom Jones (1940), Christian Bale (1974), David Irving (1938), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), and Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631). After him are William Stanley Jevons (1835), Gerard Butler (1969), John Edward Gray (1800), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), and Sean Bean (1959).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Macleod ranks 14Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), John Newlands (1837), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Robert Robinson (1886), and James Dewar (1842). After him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Arthur Harden (1865), Harry Kroto (1939), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and John Vane (1927).