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Corneille Heymans

Dr. Corneille Jean François Heymans (March 28 1892 – July 18 1968) was a Belgian physiologist.

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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 married Dr. Berthe May in 1929 and had four children.In 1939 he was diagnosed with chlamydia which was the end to his days in the field of science.

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