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António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (29 November 1874 – 13 December 1955), known as Egas Moniz (Portuguese pronunciation: ˈɛɡɐʃ muˈniʃ), was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography. He is best known for introducing the controversial psychosurgical procedure leucotomy (also known as lobotomy), for which be became the first Portuguese national to receive a Nobel Prize in 1949 (shared with Walter Rudolf Hess). He held academic positions, wrote many medical articles and also served in several legislative and diplomatic posts in the Portuguese government. In 1911 he became professor of neurology in Lisbon until his retired in 1944. At the same time, he pursued a demanding political career.

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1. Pedro Álvares Cabra 212
2. A. Egas Moniz 54
3. Grão Vasco 46
4. Pedro Nunes 46

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220. Alexander Fol 57
221. Winslow Taylor 56
222. Dr.Abdullah ALjaral 55
223. Ivo Pitanguy 55
224. A. Egas Moniz 54
225. Maryam Mirzakhani 53
226. Wilhelm Reich 53
227. Mohammad Taherzadeh 53
228. Kalpana Chawla 52

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