Corneille Heymans

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1892 – 1968

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Who was Corneille Heymans?

Corneille Jean François Heymans was a Flemish physiologist. He studied at the prestigious Jesuit College of Sainte Barbe after which he proceeded to Ghent University, where he obtained a doctor's degree in 1920.

After graduation Heymans worked at the Collège de France, the University of Lausanne, the University of Vienna, University College London and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In 1922 Heymans became Lecturer in Pharmacodynamics at Ghent University, and in 1930 succeeded his father, Jean-François Heymans, as Professor of Pharmacology, as well as being appointed Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacodynamics, and Toxicology; and Director of the J. F. Heymans Institute.

Heymans was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for showing how blood pressure and the oxygen content of the blood are measured by the body and transmitted to the brain. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie for many years. His memberships included the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Academie des Sciences, and the Royal Society of Arts.

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Born
Mar 28, 1892
Ghent
Also known as
  • 柯奈尔·海门斯
  • Хейманс, Корней
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Education
  • Ghent University
Lived in
  • Ghent
Died
Jul 18, 1968
Knokke

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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