Paul Ehrlich

1854 - 1915

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Paul Ehrlich (German: [ˈpaʊl ˈʔeːɐ̯lɪç] ; 14 March 1854 – 20 August 1915) was a Nobel Prize-winning German physician and scientist who worked in the fields of hematology, immunology, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Among his foremost achievements were finding a cure for syphilis in 1909 and inventing the precursor technique to Gram staining bacteria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Ehrlich has received more than 1,390,730 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Paul Ehrlich is the 28th most popular physician (down from 27th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Poland (down from 49th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Physician.

Paul Ehrlich is most famous for his discovery of the drug Salvarsan, which is used to treat syphilis.

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Among physicians, Paul Ehrlich ranks 28 out of 726Before him are Georgius Agricola, Li Ching-Yuen, Rudolf Virchow, Emil von Behring, Camillo Golgi, and Claude Bernard. After him are Willem Einthoven, António Egas Moniz, Allvar Gullstrand, Jean-Martin Charcot, Qa'a, and Al-Zahrawi.

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Among people born in 1854, Paul Ehrlich ranks 7Before him are Oscar Wilde, Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, and Emil von Behring. After him are Karl Kautsky, Henri La Fontaine, James George Frazer, Paul Sabatier, Milan I of Serbia, and Georges Picquart. Among people deceased in 1915, Paul Ehrlich ranks 4Before him are Alois Alzheimer, Alexander Scriabin, and Frederick Winslow Taylor. After him are Porfirio Díaz, Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Clara Immerwahr, Leo Frank, and Wilhelm Windelband.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Paul Ehrlich ranks 58 out of 1,694Before him are Donald Tusk (1957), Emil von Behring (1854), Klaus Kinski (1926), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), and Sigismund I the Old (1467). After him are Billy Wilder (1906), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916), and Albert A. Michelson (1852).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Paul Ehrlich ranks 4Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Rudolf Virchow (1821), and Emil von Behring (1854). After him are Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Leon Pinsker (1821), Bronisława Dłuska (1865), Jan Jesenius (1566), and Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (1855).