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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 3,975,979 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Patch Adams is the 176th most popular physician (up from 199th in 2019), the 1,409th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,653rd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Physician.

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  • 59.87

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, Patch Adams ranks 176 out of 502Before him are Alexander Bogdanov, Kitasato Shibasaburō, Erasistratus, Hans Rosling, Andrew Schally, and Thomas Willis. After him are Charaka, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Albert of Riga, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Werner Haase, and Pietro Andrea Mattioli.

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Among people born in 1945, Patch Adams ranks 73Before him are Linda Lee Cadwell, Ken Hensley, Moncef Marzouki, Bette Midler, Douglas Osheroff, and Haris Silajdžić. After him are Go Nagai, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Debbie Harry, George Smoot, Igor Ivanov, and Dean Koontz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patch Adams ranks 1,409 out of 18,182Before him are Héctor Elizondo (1936), Robert Wilson (1941), William Nordhaus (1941), Luke Perry (1966), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Sissy Spacek (1949). After him are Elisabeth Shue (1963), Danielle Steel (1947), Bob Newhart (1929), Serena Williams (1981), Gerald Edelman (1929), and Robert Jordan (1948).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Patch Adams ranks 22Before him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), George H. Hitchings (1905), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), and Anthony Fauci (1940). After him are George Whipple (1878), Henry Heimlich (1920), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Jack Kevorkian (1928), John O'Keefe (1939), and Robert Lefkowitz (1943).