William Bates

1860 - 1931

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William Horatio Bates (December 23, 1860 – July 10, 1931) was an American physician who practiced ophthalmology and developed what became known as the Bates method for better eyesight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Bates has received more than 8,603 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. William Bates is the 255th most popular physician, the 2,275th most popular biography from United States and the 30th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, William Bates ranks 255 out of 509Before him are Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Thomas Sydenham, Christoph Schönborn, Rembert Dodoens, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, and Eduard Wirths. After him are Barry Marshall, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Frederik Ruysch, Torsten Wiesel, Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, and Robert Darwin.

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Among people born in 1860, William Bates ranks 48Before him are Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Gyula Andrássy the Younger, Michel Zevaco, Lizzie Borden, Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, and Eugen Goldstein. After him are Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Walter Sickert, Sergey Sazonov, Sunanda Kumariratana, Christen C. Raunkiær, and Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1931, William Bates ranks 40Before him are Isabella, Princess of Asturias, Santiago Rusiñol, Charles Algernon Parsons, Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, Thomas Lipton, and Jaime, Duke of Madrid. After him are Melvil Dewey, Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Antonio Salandra, Eugene de Blaas, Princess Isabella of Croÿ, and Salvatore Maranzano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Bates ranks 2,275 out of 15,968Before him are George Lakoff (1941), Ken Mattingly (1936), George Segal (1934), Stephen Foster (1826), Steve Fossett (1944), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886). After him are Harold Bloom (1930), Patricia Arquette (1968), Ernie Hudson (1945), Frank Knight (1885), Jay Rockefeller (1937), and Henry Draper (1837).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, William Bates ranks 30Before him are Dickinson W. Richards (1895), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), John O'Keefe (1939), Peter Agre (1949), George H. Hitchings (1905), and Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923). After him are Randy Schekman (1948), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Richard Axel (1946), Michael DeBakey (1908), Harvey Cushing (1869), and Robert Lefkowitz (1943).