William P. Murphy

1892 - 1987

William P. Murphy

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 46,272 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, William P. Murphy ranks 86 out of 438Before him are Arvid Carlsson, Johannes Fibiger, Selman Waksman, Cornelius Jansen, Ragnar Granit, and Corneille Heymans. After him are Charles Nicolle, Hans Selye, Shirō Ishii, Walter Rudolf Hess, Jens Christian Skou, and Ronald Ross.

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Among people born in 1892, William P. Murphy ranks 35Before him are Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Lubitsch, Arthur Friedenreich, Erwin Panofsky, Stefan Banach, and Corneille Heymans. After him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Shirō Ishii, Bruno Schulz, Amanullah Khan, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1987, William P. Murphy ranks 20Before him are Pola Negri, Lee Byung-chul, Jacques Anquetil, Fahri Korutürk, John Howard Northrop, and Andrés Segovia. After him are Lino Ventura, Lee Marvin, John Huston, Jascha Heifetz, Thomas Sankara, and Jean Anouilh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 616 out of 12,171Before him are Ed Wood (1924), John Deere (1804), Frank Herbert (1920), Bing Crosby (1903), George E. Smith (1930), and Dashiell Hammett (1894). After him are Bill Murray (1950), Robert Altman (1925), Robert Venturi (1925), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Goodman (1952), and Dolly Parton (1946).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, William P. Murphy ranks 2Before him are William T. G. Morton (1819). After him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Ferid Murad (1936), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Jonas Salk (1914), George Minot (1885), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Joseph Murray (1919), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), and Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925).