Thomas Huckle Weller

1915 - 2008

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Thomas Huckle Weller (June 15, 1915 – August 23, 2008) was an American virologist. He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in a test tube, using a combination of human embryonic skin and muscle tissue. Weller was born and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then went to the University of Michigan, where his father Carl Vernon Weller was a professor in the Department of Pathology. At Michigan, he studied medical zoology and received a B.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Huckle Weller has received more than 86,284 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Huckle Weller is the 104th most popular biologist (down from 95th in 2019), the 1,012th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,023rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Biologist.

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Over the past year Thomas Huckle Weller has had the most page views in the with 9,620 views, followed by Chinese (1,902), and Russian (1,861). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (114.12%), Serbian (103.20%), and Belarusian (75.94%)


Among biologists, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 104 out of 1,097Before him are Jules A. Hoffmann, Lynn Margulis, Oliver Smithies, John Franklin Enders, Jean Dausset, and Nettie Stevens. After him are Louis Agassiz, Edward Tatum, Jan Swammerdam, Julian Huxley, Nikolay Pirogov, and Georg Forster.

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Among people born in 1915, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 33Before him are Les Paul, Robert Hofstadter, Clifford Shull, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Aziz Nesin, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. After him are Brother Roger, Shoichi Yokoi, Rudolf Kirchschläger, Chung Ju-yung, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, and Bob Kane. Among people deceased in 2008, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 36Before him are Jörg Haider, George Emil Palade, John Archibald Wheeler, Leonid Hurwicz, Mel Ferrer, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow. After him are Aimé Césaire, Edward Norton Lorenz, Ivan Rebroff, Masanobu Fukuoka, Chiara Lubich, and George Carlin.

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Among people born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 1,012 out of 20,380Before him are Louise Fletcher (1934), Mae West (1893), Nettie Stevens (1861), Meat Loaf (1947), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and Phil Spector (1939). After him are Ed Wood (1924), Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), Walter Lippmann (1889), and Jerome Karle (1918).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 16Before him are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), John B. Calhoun (1917), Lynn Margulis (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Nettie Stevens (1861). After him are Edward Tatum (1909), Alfred Hershey (1908), Carl Woese (1928), Edward B. Lewis (1918), E. O. Wilson (1929), and Gerald Edelman (1929).