Julius Wagner-Jauregg

1857 - 1940

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Julius Wagner-Jauregg (German: [ˈjuːli̯ʊs ˈvaːɡnɐ ˈjaʊʁɛk]; 7 March 1857 – 27 September 1940) was an Austrian physician, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1927, and is the first psychiatrist to have done so. His Nobel award was "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica". Julius Wagner-Jauregg was born Julius Wagner on 7 March 1857 in Wels, Upper Austria, the son of Adolph Johann Wagner and Ludovika Jauernigg Ranzoni. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julius Wagner-Jauregg has received more than 262,763 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Julius Wagner-Jauregg is the 104th most popular physician (down from 87th in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Austria (down from 148th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Physician.

In 1927, Wagner-Jauregg won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in treating syphilis. He found that injecting the patient with malaria parasites could kill the syphilis bacteria, and this was a major breakthrough in the treatment of syphilis.

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Among physicians, Julius Wagner-Jauregg ranks 104 out of 726Before him are Haldan Keffer Hartline, Róbert Bárány, André Frédéric Cournand, Ctesias, Werner Forssmann, and William T. G. Morton. After him are Jens Christian Skou, Frederick Chapman Robbins, James Parkinson, Ronald Ross, Eric Kandel, and Ulf von Euler.

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Among people born in 1857, Julius Wagner-Jauregg ranks 24Before him are Alexander of Battenberg, Paul Doumer, Axel Munthe, Andrija Mohorovičić, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Ronald Ross, Georg Michaelis, Joseph Babinski, Karl Pearson, and George Hendrik Breitner. Among people deceased in 1940, Julius Wagner-Jauregg ranks 24Before him are Isaac Babel, Wladimir Köppen, John Buchan, Italo Balbo, Spyridon Louis, and Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. After him are Gerda Wegener, Kyösti Kallio, Lluís Companys, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, and Michael Hainisch.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Julius Wagner-Jauregg ranks 174 out of 1,424Before him are Fritz Kreisler (1875), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Hermann Oberth (1894), and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718). After him are Alfred Schütz (1899), Maria Mandl (1912), Josef Stefan (1835), Alois Brunner (1912), Eric Kandel (1929), and Karl Seitz (1869).

Among PHYSICIANS In Austria

Among physicians born in Austria, Julius Wagner-Jauregg ranks 5Before him are Hans Asperger (1906), Hans Selye (1907), Aribert Heim (1914), and Róbert Bárány (1876). After him are Eric Kandel (1929), Irmfried Eberl (1910), Leopold Auenbrugger (1722), Victor Babeș (1854), Bénédict Morel (1809), Paul Neumann (1875), and Fritz Klein (1932).