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Joseph Murray

1919 - 2012

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Joseph Edward Murray (April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012) was an American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954.Murray shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 with E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Murray has received more than 208,157 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Joseph Murray is the 128th most popular physician (up from 143rd in 2019), the 1,062nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,193rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Physician.

Joseph Murray is most famous for being the first person to successfully perform a human organ transplant.

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Among physicians, Joseph Murray ranks 128 out of 502Before him are Albert Sabin, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Johannes Peter Müller, Niels Kaj Jerne, Santorio Santorio, and Albrecht von Haller. After him are Carl Wernicke, Francysk Skaryna, Frederick Griffith, Charles Brenton Huggins, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, and Jens Christian Skou.

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Among people born in 1919, Joseph Murray ranks 36Before him are Andreas Papandreou, Moïse Tshombe, Siad Barre, Matilde Camus, Godfrey Hounsfield, and Mordechai Anielewicz. After him are Daniel Bell, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Jackie Robinson, Hermine Braunsteiner, Pete Seeger, and Oleg Penkovsky. Among people deceased in 2012, Joseph Murray ranks 41Before him are Matilde Camus, Antonio Tabucchi, Dave Brubeck, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Huxley, and Eduard Khil. After him are Sun Myung Moon, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Etta James, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, E. Donnall Thomas, and Rodney King.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Murray ranks 1,062 out of 18,182Before him are Powers Boothe (1948), John Grisham (1955), Daniel Goleman (1946), Noah Gordon (1926), Paul Lauterbur (1929), and Stanley Miller (1930). After him are Paul Flory (1910), Dean Stockwell (1936), Courteney Cox (1964), Butch Cassidy (1866), Vincent Price (1911), and Jane Russell (1921).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Joseph Murray ranks 12Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), George Minot (1885), Ferid Murad (1936), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Harvey J. Alter (1935), and Virginia Apgar (1909). After him are Robin Cook (1940), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Louis Ignarro (1941), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), George H. Hitchings (1905), and E. Donnall Thomas (1920).