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Samuel George Morton

1799 - 1851

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Samuel George Morton (January 26, 1799 – May 15, 1851) was an American physician, natural scientist, and writer. As one of the early figures of scientific racism, he argued against monogenism, the single creation story of the Bible, instead supporting polygenism, a theory of multiple racial creations. He was a prolific writer of books on various subjects from 1823 to 1851. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel George Morton has received more than 259,086 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel George Morton is the 584th most popular physician, the 9,408th most popular biography from United States and the 80th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Samuel George Morton ranks 584 out of 502Before him are Ran Laurie, Yoshioka Yayoi, Ellen S. Baker, John Belchier, Giovanni Saldarini, and Mary Putnam Jacobi. After him are Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, Joshua Pim, Mustafa Barghouti, Thomas Starzl, and Kamal Ranadive.

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Among people born in 1799, Samuel George Morton ranks 54Before him are František Čelakovský, William Rutter Dawes, Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville, George Arnott Walker-Arnott, Avdotia Istomina, and David Douglas. After him are Eliza Acton, Thomas Hood, Titian Peale, and Simon Cameron. Among people deceased in 1851, Samuel George Morton ranks 45Before him are Manuel Gómez Pedraza, Marie Jules César Savigny, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Giovanni Berchet, and Sylvester Graham. After him are Joanna Baillie, Levi Woodbury, and Dean Mahomed.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel George Morton ranks 9,408 out of 18,182Before him are Annabeth Gish (1971), Sean Michaels (1958), Cliff Bourland (1921), Eileen Davidson (1959), Norman Johnson (1930), and Brian Gottfried (1952). After him are William Wallace Denslow (1856), Matthew Henson (1866), Sally Menke (1953), Kay Francis (1905), John Casper (1943), and Danny Carey (1961).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Samuel George Morton ranks 80Before him are Priscilla Chan (1985), William C. Gorgas (1854), Denton Cooley (1920), Jill Stein (1950), Robert Spitzer (1932), and Ellen S. Baker (1953). After him are Thomas Starzl (1926), Josiah McCracken (1874), Rachel Levine (1957), Bill Frist (1952), Atul Gawande (1965), and Deborah Birx (1956).