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Title: Het J.-F. & C. Heymans Instituut voor Farmacologie, zijn alumni en de Heymans Stichting
Author(s): VAN BORTEL T
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 65    Issue: 9   Date: 2009   
Pages: 428-430
DOI: 10.2143/TVG.65.09.2000537

Abstract :
Naar aanleiding van 70 jaar Nobelprijs (1938) en 40 jaar na het overlijden van professor Corneel Heymans († 1968) worden er in dit Tijdschrift 3 artikels gepubliceerd rond het leven en werk van Corneel Heymans, diens vader Jan-Frans Heymans en het Heymans Instituut.
Dit derde en laatste artikel belicht kort het (oude en nieuwe) Heymans Instituut, de alumni van het Instituut, en de oprichting en werkzaamheden van de Heymans Stichting (1, 2).





The J.-F. & C. Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, its Alumni, and the Heymans Foundation
Celebrating the award of the Nobel Prize to Corneel Heymans 70 years ago (1938), the Belgian Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Journal of Medicine) commemorates in a series of 3 articles his and his father’s Jan-Frans Heymans life and work, as well as the foundation of the Heymans Institute.
This third and final article details the establishment and evolution of the Heymans Institute of Pharmacology and of its Alumni; it highlights also the activities of the Heymans Foundation.
Jan-Frans Heymans was the founding father of the first laboratory for pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapy and pharmacology in Belgium: the J.-F. Heymans Institute, which became known later on as the J.-F. & C. Heymans Institute in lasting memory of both father and son.
Initially the Heymans Institute was located in the Lange-Meire Volder straat in the city of Ghent (1890-1902). Subsequently (1902-1970), it moved to the Baertsoenkaai being actually located on the campus of the University Hospital of Ghent. Parallelling this change of location, a gradual alteration of policy and approach took place.
Upon Corneel Heyman’s passing, the alumni and members of the Heymans Institute formed the Heymans Foundation. Currently, they promote pharmacology outside, as well as the history and culture of medicine. Moreover, the Heymans Foundation hosts the Heymans Memorial Lectures whose 10th edition was held in Brussels in October 2008.

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