Paul Ehrlich

1854 - 1915

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Paul Ehrlich (German: [ˈpʰaʊ̯l ˈeːɐ̯lɪç] (listen); 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 1,009,032 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Paul Ehrlich is the 32nd most popular physician (up from 33rd in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Poland (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 3rd 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 32 out of 509Before him are Georgius Agricola, Polycarp, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Claude Bernard, Camillo Golgi, and Al-Zahrawi. After him are Willem Einthoven, Alexis Carrel, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Emil Kraepelin, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Samuel Hahnemann.

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Among people born in 1854, Paul Ehrlich ranks 8Before him are Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, James George Frazer, Leoš Janáček, and Karl Kautsky. After him are Henri La Fontaine, Emil von Behring, Paul Sabatier, George Eastman, 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 Henry Moseley, Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, and Sergei Taneyev.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Paul Ehrlich ranks 65 out of 1,231Before him are Norbert Elias (1897), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Werner von Blomberg (1878), and Walther Nernst (1864). After him are Sigismund I the Old (1467), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Emanuel Lasker (1868), and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895).

Among PHYSICIANS In Poland

Among physicians born in Poland, Paul Ehrlich ranks 3Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859) and Rudolf Virchow (1821). After him are Emil von Behring (1854), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Albert Sabin (1906), Carl Wernicke (1848), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Gavriil Ilizarov (1921), and Jan Jesenius (1566).