Norman Bethune

1890 - 1939

Norman Bethune

Henry Norman Bethune (; March 4, 1890 – November 12, 1939; Chinese: 亨利·诺尔曼·白求恩; pinyin: Hēnglì Nuò’ěrmàn Báiqiú’ēn) was a Canadian physician. Bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the Republican faction during the Spanish Civil War. He later worked supporting the Communist Party of China's (CPC) Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Bethune has received more than 558,543 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 252nd most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Norman Bethune ranks 251 out of 438Before him are Jack Kevorkian, Alexander Bogdanov, Rembert Dodoens, Gavriil Ilizarov, Hinrich Lichtenstein, and Realdo Colombo. After him are John Harvey Kellogg, Alfonso López Trujillo, Peter Agre, Pierre Paul Émile Roux, Aletta Jacobs, and Christoph Schönborn.

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Among people born in 1890, Norman Bethune ranks 68Before him are Grigory Kulik, Prince Joachim of Prussia, Alois Eliáš, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Konstantin Melnikov, and Jacobus Oud. After him are Bacha Khan, Adolf Schärf, Evert Taube, Béla Miklós, Bechara El Khoury, and Robert Stroud. Among people deceased in 1939, Norman Bethune ranks 40Before him are Stanislav Kosior, Gerardo Machado, Louis Wain, Wu Peifu, Louis Trousselier, and Otto Wels. After him are Max Skladanowsky, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Carl Laemmle, Evald Aav, Oscar Milosz, and Roman Dmowski.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Norman Bethune ranks 87 out of 840Before him are Victor Garber (1949), Simon Newcomb (1835), Norma Shearer (1902), René Angélil (1942), Louis Slotin (1910), and Maurice Richard (1921). After him are Lester B. Pearson (1897), Ian Stevenson (1918), Jack L. Warner (1892), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and Reginald Fessenden (1866).

Among PHYSICIANS In Canada

Among physicians born in Canada, Norman Bethune ranks 5Before him are Frederick Banting (1891), Oswald Avery (1877), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), and David H. Hubel (1926). After him are William Osler (1849) and Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914).

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