Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Lifesaving Scientists

 1 Fritz Haber Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer 2,300,000,000
2 Carl Bosch Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer 2,300,000,000
3 Karl Landsteiner Blood Transfusions 1,100,000,000
4 Richard Lewisohn Blood Transfusions 1,100,000,000
5 Norman Borlaug Green Revolution – High Yield Wheat 245,000,000
6 Howard Florey Penicillin for Bacteria Diseases 203,000,000
7 Ernst Chain Penicillin for Bacteria Diseases 203,000,000
8 Norman Heatley Penicillin for Bacteria Diseases 203,000,000
9 Alexander Fleming Penicillin for Bacteria Diseases 203,000,000
10 Frederick Banting Insulin for Diabetics 200,000,000

Top 10 Women Lifesaving Scientists

 1 Ann Holloway Measles Vaccine 130,000,000
2 Anna Mitus Measles Vaccine 130,000,000
3 Francoise Barre-Sinoussi Discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS 22,000,000
4 Pearl Kendrick Whooping Cough Vaccine 13,700,000
5 Grace Eldering Whooping Cough Vaccine 13,700,000
6 Gertrude Elion Leukemia & Gout Drugs 7,000,000
7 Rachel Schneerson Hib Influenzae Vaccine 5,000,000
8 Mary Ellen Avery Surfactant for Infants' Lungs 4,000,000
9 Kati Kariko mRNA Covid Vaccine 1,000,000
10 Helen Taussig Blue Baby Syndrome Surgery 1,000,000
 

Top 10 Living Lifesaving Scientists

 1 Samuel Katz Measles Vaccine 130,000,000
2 William Foege 6% Smallpox Vaccine Method 122,000,000
3 David Nalin ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
4 Richard Cash ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
5 Norbert Hirschhorn ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
6 David Sachar ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
7 Akira Endo Statins Averting Heart Attacks & Strokes 26,000,000
8 Al Sommers Vitamin A Cuts Child Mortality 23,000,000
9 Francoise Barre-Sinoussi Discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS 22,000,000
10 Luc Montagnier Discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS 22,000,000
 

Top 10 Lifesaving Discoveries

 1 Carl Bosch Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer 2,300,000,000
2 Karl Landsteiner Blood Transfusions 1,100,000,000
3 John Enders Modern Vaccines 340,000,000
4 Norman Borlaug Green Revolution – High Yield Wheat 245,000,000
5 Howard Florey Penicillin for Bacterial Diseases 203,000,000
6 Frederick Banting Insulin for Diabetes 200,000,000
7 Abel Wolman Chlorination of Water 177,000,000
8 Piero Sensi TB Curing Drugs 75,000,000
9 David Nalin ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
10 Miquel Ondetti Blood Pressure Drugs 55,000,000

Some of these discoveries had additional key scientists

Top 10 Lifesaving Medical Advances

 1 Karl Landsteiner Blood Transfusions 1,100,000,000
2 John Enders Modern Vaccines 340,000,000
3 Howard Florey Penicillin for Bacterial Diseases 203,000,000
4 Frederick Banting Insulin for Diabetes 200,000,000
5 Piero Sensi TB Curing Drugs 75,000,000
7 David Nalin ORT for Cholera & Diarrhea 57,500,000
6 David Cushman Blood Pressure Drugs 55,000,000
8 Andreas Gruentzig Angioplasty to Widen Arteries 52,000,000
9 Akira Endo Statins Averting Heart Attacks & Strokes 26,000,000
10 James Jude CPR 25,000,000

 Some of these discoveries had additional key scientists