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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 17,712 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Stanley Cohen is the 94th most popular physician (down from 49th in 2019), the 711th most popular biography from United States (down from 438th 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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  • 53

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  • 14.27

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  • 2.62

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Among physicians, Stanley Cohen ranks 94 out of 502Before him are Cornelius Jansen, Friedrich Miescher, Róbert Bárány, Walter Rudolf Hess, Jang-geum, and Corneille Heymans. After him are Ctesias, Otto Loewi, Bernardino of Siena, Elias Lönnrot, Oswald Avery, and Alexandre Yersin.

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Among people born in 1922, Stanley Cohen ranks 34Before him are Doris Day, Alain Resnais, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Telly Savalas, Philip Larkin, and Renata Tebaldi. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Jacques Piccard, Arthur Ashkin, Miguel Muñoz, Yang Chen-Ning, and Jason Robards. Among people deceased in 2020, Stanley Cohen ranks 27Before him are Paolo Rossi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Betty Williams, Geert Hofstede, and Robert Hossein. After him are Diana Rigg, Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, Kenzō Takada, Qasem Soleimani, and Oliver E. Williamson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley Cohen ranks 711 out of 18,182Before him are Jules Dassin (1911), Charles Taze Russell (1852), Scott Joplin (1868), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Benjamin Thompson (1753), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893). After him are Harold Urey (1893), James Rainwater (1917), Wes Craven (1939), John Goodman (1952), William Saroyan (1908), and Billy Graham (1918).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Stanley Cohen ranks 5Before him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), William P. Murphy (1892), William T. G. Morton (1819), and Jonas Salk (1914). After him are Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), George Minot (1885), Ferid Murad (1936), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Joseph Murray (1919).