Corneille (Corneel) Jean François Heymans (1892-1968) was a Belgian (Flemish) scientist and Nobel Prize winner.
Heymans studied medicine at
In 1938 he received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery how the body measures data about blood pressure and the oxygen level in the blood and sends it to the brain.
After the war he was commissioned with special missions by the Belgian government and the World Health Organization. From 1953 to 1963 he travelled to Iran, India, Egypt, Belgian Congo, Latin America, China, Japan, Iraq, Tunisia and Cameroun.
Because of his enormous knowledge of pharmacology the World Health Organization nominated him as member of the Committee of Experts of the International Pharmacopoeia.
He received many decorations and honorary doctorates. A crater on the moon has been named after him.
Documents and speeches from the 1938 Nobel Prize Presentation.