Patch Adams

1945 - Today

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Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patch Adams has received more than 3,156,209 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Patch Adams is the 199th most popular physician (down from 177th in 2019), the 1,654th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,317th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Physician.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 68.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, Patch Adams ranks 199 out of 509Before him are James Lind, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Severo Ochoa, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Philipp Franz von Siebold, and Regnier de Graaf. After him are Anthony Fauci, Charaka, Bernardino Ramazzini, Jack Kevorkian, George Whipple, and Dickinson W. Richards.

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Among people born in 1945, Patch Adams ranks 85Before him are Marthe Keller, Milo Manara, Daniel Davis, Maud Adams, Dennis Rader, and Haris Silajdžić. After him are Türkan Şoray, Lee Jong-wook, Go Nagai, Moncef Marzouki, Tammam Salam, and Ken Hensley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patch Adams ranks 1,654 out of 15,968Before him are Henry King (1886), Mary Jackson (1921), Benedict Arnold (1741), Helen Hunt (1963), James Patterson (1947), and (1975). After him are Mary Anderson (1862), Anthony Fauci (1940), Larry King (1933), Fredric March (1897), Thomas Mitchell (1892), and Kim Peek (1951).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Patch Adams ranks 20Before him are Francis Peyton Rous (1879), George Minot (1885), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), and Henry Heimlich (1920). After him are Anthony Fauci (1940), Jack Kevorkian (1928), George Whipple (1878), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), and John O'Keefe (1939).