Stanley Cohen

1922 - 2020

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Stanley Cohen (November 17, 1922 – February 5, 2020) was an American biochemist who, along with Rita Levi-Montalcini, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for the isolation of nerve growth factor and the discovery of epidermal growth factor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley Cohen has received more than 18,834 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Stanley Cohen is the 73rd most popular physician (up from 95th in 2019), the 578th most popular biography from United States (up from 711th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Physician.

Stanley Cohen is most famous for being a lawyer who was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Among physicians, Stanley Cohen ranks 73 out of 726Before him are Otto Loewi, Christiaan Barnard, Herophilos, Elias Lönnrot, Niels Ryberg Finsen, and Frederick Banting. After him are Jacques Rogge, Selman Waksman, August Krogh, Theodor Morell, Louis Auguste Blanqui, and Elizabeth Blackwell.

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Among people born in 1922, Stanley Cohen ranks 29Before him are Imre Lakatos, Philip Larkin, Vittorio Gassman, Alain Resnais, Christiaan Barnard, and Miguel Muñoz. After him are Renata Tebaldi, Yang Chen-Ning, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Telly Savalas, Otto Carius, and Hans Georg Dehmelt. Among people deceased in 2020, Stanley Cohen ranks 21Before him are Michel Piccoli, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Katherine Johnson, Albert Uderzo, and Ian Holm. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, Rob Rensenbrink, Robert Hossein, Lee Teng-hui, Diana Rigg, and Juliette Gréco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Cohen ranks 578 out of 20,380Before him are Arthur Compton (1892), John Coltrane (1926), Babe Ruth (1895), Harry Belafonte (1927), Roy Orbison (1936), and Sidney Sheldon (1917). After him are Matt Damon (1970), William S. Burroughs (1914), Hugh Everett III (1930), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Frank Abagnale (1948), and Julianne Moore (1960).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Stanley Cohen ranks 5Before him are Virginia Apgar (1909), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), William P. Murphy (1892), and Ferid Murad (1936). After him are George Minot (1885), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), William T. G. Morton (1819), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Jonas Salk (1914), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), and Dickinson W. Richards (1895).