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John Vane

1927 - 2004

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Sir John Robert Vane (29 March 1927 – 19 November 2004) was a British pharmacologist who was instrumental in the understanding of how aspirin produces pain-relief and anti-inflammatory effects and his work led to new treatments for heart and blood vessel disease and introduction of ACE inhibitors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Vane has received more than 109,977 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). John Vane is the 173rd most popular chemist (up from 215th in 2019), the 799th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 988th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, John Vane ranks 173 out of 509Before him are Robert Huber, Robert S. Mulliken, Sophia Brahe, Katalin Karikó, Wallace Carothers, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. After him are Rodney Robert Porter, Stephanie Kwolek, Arthur Kornberg, George Porter, Georg Wittig, and Jean-Pierre Sauvage.

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Among people born in 1927, John Vane ranks 56Before him are Lois Maxwell, Daniel Keyes, Phil Hill, Robert Noyce, Eduardo Martínez Somalo, and Sydney Brenner. After him are Harry Mulisch, Jacques Mayol, Maurice Ronet, Raúl Alfonsín, Leszek Kołakowski, and Romano Mussolini. Among people deceased in 2004, John Vane ranks 34Before him are Laura Branigan, Jerry Goldsmith, Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, Godfrey Hounsfield, and Gérard Debreu. After him are Thomas Klestil, Robert Merle, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Julius Axelrod, Andriyan Nikolayev, and Edward B. Lewis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Vane ranks 799 out of 7,765Before him are Richard Stone (1913), Stephen Gray (1666), Archibald Hill (1886), David Cameron (1966), Bernard Cornwell (1944), and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689). After him are Wentworth Miller (1972), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), Francis Hutcheson (1694), David McCallum (1933), and Oliver Smithies (1925).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Vane ranks 20Before him are John Macleod (1876), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Arthur Harden (1865), Harry Kroto (1939), John Frederic Daniell (1790), and Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914). After him are Rodney Robert Porter (1917), George Porter (1920), Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), William Henry Perkin (1838), and Alexander R. Todd (1907).