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Corneille Heymans

Born 28 March 1892(1892-03-28)
Ghent, Flanders
Died 18 July 1968 (aged 76)
Knokke, Flanders
Nationality Belgium
Fields Physiology
Institutions Universiteit Gent
Alma mater Universiteit Gent
Doctoral students Paul Janssen
Known for Vascular Presso- and Chemo-Receptors in Respiratory Control (blood pressure)
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1938)

Corneille Jean François Heymans (March 28, 1892, Ghent, Flanders – July 18, 1968, Knokke, Flanders) was a Flemish physiologist. He studied at the prestigious Jesuit College of Sainte Barbe after which he proceeded to the University of Ghent. Heymans also worked with C. F. Higgins at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.[1] He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for showing how blood pressure and oxygen content of the blood are measured by the body and transmitted to the brain. He succeeded his father, Jean-François Heymans, at the Ghent University as a professor of pharmacology.

Heymans was married to Berthe May, an ophthalmologist. in 1929 and had four children. He died in Knokke from a stroke.

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Corneille Heymans
BornMarch 28, 1892
Ghent, Belgium
DiedJuly 18, 1968
FieldMedicine, Pharmacology
InstitutionsUniversity of Ghent]]
Alma materUniversity of Ghent
Notable prizesNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1938)

Corneille Jean François Heymans (March 28, 1892 - July 18, 1968) was an Belgian doctor.[1] He won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his discoveries about how breathing is regulated. [2]



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