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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 63,794 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). William P. Murphy is the 71st most popular physician (up from 109th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from United States (up from 893rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 71 out of 502Before him are Joseph Lister, Herbert Spencer Gasser, James Parkinson, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Peter Canisius, and Hans Selye. After him are Selman Waksman, Ronald Ross, Robert Edwards, Cyril of Jerusalem, Theodor Morell, and Jean Nicot.

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Among people born in 1892, William P. Murphy ranks 34Before him are Mátyás Rákosi, Erhard Milch, Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Lubitsch, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Stefan Banach. After him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Darius Milhaud, Shirō Ishii, Andrey Yeryomenko, Arthur Friedenreich, and Corneille Heymans. Among people deceased in 1987, William P. Murphy ranks 19Before him are Thomas Sankara, Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, John Huston, Lino Ventura, and John Howard Northrop. After him are Lee Byung-chul, Andrés Segovia, Jascha Heifetz, Fahri Korutürk, Jacqueline du Pré, and Lee Marvin.

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Among people born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 569 out of 18,182Before him are Gene Kelly (1912), Gary Becker (1930), Martin Landau (1928), Harold Lloyd (1893), Alfred Kinsey (1894), and Gwen Stefani (1969). After him are Henry Mancini (1924), Walter Matthau (1920), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), D. B. Cooper (1931), Richard Meier (1934), and William Holden (1918).

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Among physicians born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 2Before him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888). After him are William T. G. Morton (1819), Jonas Salk (1914), Stanley Cohen (1922), 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).