Thomas Szasz

1920 - 2012

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Thomas Stephen Szasz ( SAHSS; Hungarian: Szász Tamás István [saːs]; 15 April 1920 – 8 September 2012) was a Hungarian-American academic and psychiatrist. He served for most of his career as professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. A distinguished lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, he was best known as a social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, as what he saw as the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as scientism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Szasz has received more than 735,216 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Thomas Szasz is the 288th most popular physician (up from 299th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 235th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Hungarian Physician.

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Among physicians, Thomas Szasz ranks 288 out of 509Before him are Hilary Koprowski, Michel-Gabriel Paccard, Moritz Kaposi, Realdo Colombo, Leonid Kulik, and William Osler. After him are Robert Lefkowitz, Wilhelm Fliess, Clarke Abel, William Chester Minor, Pierre Paul Émile Roux, and Leopold Auenbrugger.

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Among people born in 1920, Thomas Szasz ranks 125Before him are James Doohan, Eva Dahlbeck, Henrietta Lacks, Miguel Delibes, Meliton Kantaria, and Heinz Kessler. After him are Stan Ockers, Martine Carol, Zhou Xuan, Alexander Arutiunian, Yevgeny Dragunov, and Viveca Lindfors. Among people deceased in 2012, Thomas Szasz ranks 111Before him are Russell Means, Maurice Sendak, Miljan Miljanić, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Edoardo Mangiarotti, and Ann Rutherford. After him are Kaneto Shindo, Alexander Arutiunian, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Giorgio Chinaglia, Malam Bacai Sanhá, and Anita Björk.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Thomas Szasz ranks 213 out of 696Before him are Marta Eggerth (1912), Ödön Földessy (1929), William Fox (1879), Moritz Kaposi (1837), Sigismund Rákóczi (1544), and Fritz Reiner (1888). After him are Prince Álmos (1070), Péter Nádas (1942), Maximilian de Angelis (1889), Eugene Ormandy (1899), Janus Pannonius (1434), and Péter Medgyessy (1942).

Among PHYSICIANS In Hungary

Among physicians born in Hungary, Thomas Szasz ranks 4Before him are Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893), and Moritz Kaposi (1837). After him are Kálmán Kalocsay (1891), Vilma Hugonnai (1847), and Gabriele Possanner (1860).