Joseph Erlanger

1874 - 1965

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Joseph Erlanger (January 5, 1874 – December 5, 1965) was an American physiologist who is best known for his contributions to the field of neuroscience. Together with Herbert Spencer Gasser, he identified several varieties of nerve fiber and established the relationship between action potential velocity and fiber diameter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Erlanger has received more than 70,494 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Erlanger is the 137th most popular physician (down from 110th in 2019), the 1,146th most popular biography from United States (down from 801st in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Physician.

Joseph Erlanger was a physician and neuroscientist who was most famous for his work in the field of neurology. He was the president of the American Neurological Association and became a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Among physicians, Joseph Erlanger ranks 137 out of 509Before him are Frederick Griffith, Carl Wernicke, John Eccles, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Merit-Ptah, and Hans Rosling. After him are Kitasato Shibasaburō, Dominique Jean Larrey, Theodor Billroth, Baruj Benacerraf, Robin Warren, and Joseph Murray.

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Among people born in 1874, Joseph Erlanger ranks 39Before him are Vsevolod Meyerhold, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, Josef Suk, Charles Ives, and Prince Jean, Duke of Guise. After him are John D. Rockefeller Jr., Luigi Einaudi, Charles Lightoller, Otto Mueller, Reynaldo Hahn, and Vyacheslav Menzhinsky. Among people deceased in 1965, Joseph Erlanger ranks 28Before him are Helena Rubinstein, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland, Paul Tillich, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and La Belle Otero. After him are Edogawa Ranpo, Frederick Fleet, Louis Hjelmslev, Aksel Sandemose, Bernard Baruch, and David O. Selznick.

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Among people born in United States, Joseph Erlanger ranks 1,146 out of 15,968Before him are Hiram Maxim (1840), Kelly Preston (1962), Sonny Liston (1932), William Howard Stein (1911), Mae West (1893), and Susan Hayward (1917). After him are Billie Jean King (1943), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), George Stinney (1929), Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ray Ewry (1873), and Sherwood Anderson (1876).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Joseph Erlanger ranks 9Before him are William T. G. Morton (1819), Ferid Murad (1936), William P. Murphy (1892), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Robin Cook (1940), and Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888). After him are Joseph Murray (1919), Virginia Apgar (1909), Louis Ignarro (1941), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), and George Minot (1885).