William P. Murphy

1892 - 1987

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William Parry Murphy (Stoughton, Wisconsin, February 6, 1892 – October 9, 1987) was an American physician who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1934 with George Richards Minot and George Hoyt Whipple for their combined work in devising and treating macrocytic anemia (specifically, pernicious anemia).Murphy was born on February 6, 1892, at Stoughton, Wisconsin and moved to Condon, Oregon as a youth. He was educated at the public schools of Wisconsin and Oregon. He completed his A.B. degree in 1914 from the University of Oregon. He completed his M.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William P. Murphy has received more than 59,062 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. William P. Murphy is the 109th most popular physician (down from 86th in 2019), the 894th most popular biography from United States (down from 616th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Physician.

William P. Murphy is most famous for his work in the field of forensic medicine. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including the death of JonBenet Ramsey.

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Among physicians, William P. Murphy ranks 109 out of 509Before him are Albert Calmette, Ferid Murad, Werner Forssmann, Corneille Heymans, Ragnar Granit, and Giovanni Antonio Scopoli. After him are Johannes Peter Müller, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Otto Loewi, Ulf von Euler, and Erasistratus.

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Among people born in 1892, William P. Murphy ranks 43Before him are Andrey Yeryomenko, Amanullah Khan, E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Corneille Heymans. After him are V. Gordon Childe, Mary Pickford, Władysław Anders, Johannes Frießner, Erich Auerbach, and Alexandre Koyré. Among people deceased in 1987, William P. Murphy ranks 28Before him are Jascha Heifetz, Walter Houser Brattain, Lee Marvin, Joseph Campbell, Jacqueline du Pré, and Jean Anouilh. After him are Anthony de Mello, Georg Wittig, Nobusuke Kishi, James Baldwin, Peter Tosh, and Yasuo Haruyama.

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Among people born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 894 out of 15,968Before him are John L. Hall (1934), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Richard Crenna (1926), Eliot Ness (1903), and Cyndi Lauper (1953). After him are Thomas Pynchon (1937), Keith Jarrett (1945), Willis Lamb (1913), Christopher Lambert (1957), James Hetfield (1963), and Chick Corea (1941).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 5Before him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Jonas Salk (1914), William T. G. Morton (1819), and Ferid Murad (1936). After him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Robin Cook (1940), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Joseph Murray (1919), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Louis Ignarro (1941).