Sara Josephine Baker

1873 - 1945

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Sara Josephine Baker (November 15, 1873 – February 22, 1945) was an American physician notable for making contributions to public health, especially in the immigrant communities of New York City. Her fight against the damage that widespread urban poverty and ignorance caused to children, especially newborns, is perhaps her most lasting legacy. In 1917, she noted that babies born in the United States faced a higher mortality rate than soldiers fighting in World War I, drawing a great deal of attention to her cause. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sara Josephine Baker has received more than 319,751 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Sara Josephine Baker is the 689th most popular physician, the 12,421st most popular biography from United States and the 92nd most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Sara Josephine Baker ranks 689 out of 726Before her are Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Bert Vogelstein, Marie Senghor Basse, Charles R. Drew, Anders Nordström, and Fe del Mundo. After her are Jenő Kamuti, Maude Abbott, Sergio Canavero, Devi Shetty, Kamal Ranadive, and Caldwell Esselstyn.

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Among people born in 1873, Sara Josephine Baker ranks 203Before her are Dmitry Ushakov, Dorothy Richardson, Louisa Garrett Anderson, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Ellen Glasgow, and Gauhar Jaan. After her are August Rodenberg, Leo Amery, John W. Davis, Frederick Merriman, Harry Solter, and Constance Titus. Among people deceased in 1945, Sara Josephine Baker ranks 354Before her are N. C. Wyeth, Sigurður Eggerz, Wilhelm Wirtinger, Robert Benchley, Nikolai Khmelyov, and Ellen Glasgow. After her are Eoin MacNeill, Albert Arnheiter, Frank Craven, and Alfred E. Goodey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sara Josephine Baker ranks 12,421 out of 20,380Before her are Bill Hinzman (1936), Tim Thomerson (1946), Dax Shepard (1975), Daniel Clowes (1961), Mary Wells (1943), and Jean Wallace (1923). After her are Jack Hannah (1913), Penny Pax (1989), John Elway (1960), Robin Thicke (1977), August Rodenberg (1873), and Evan Seinfeld (1967).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Sara Josephine Baker ranks 92Before her are Robert Spitzer (1932), Samuel Gridley Howe (1801), Samuel George Morton (1799), Rachel Levine (1957), Bert Vogelstein (1949), and Charles R. Drew (1904). After her are Caldwell Esselstyn (1933), Donald Henderson (1928), Joycelyn Elders (1933), Bill Frist (1952), David Shulkin (1959), and Atul Gawande (1965).