Heymans, Jean-François

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Heymans, Jean-François Gender: M
Joannes Franciscus Heymans
born on 25 December 1859 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Gooik, Belgium, 50n48, 4e07
Timezone LMT m4e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°36' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°54 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°49'

Jean-François Heymans (1923)


Belgian pharmacologist and physiologist whose research included studies of myelinated and non-myelinated nerve fiber, the nervous system of the amphioxus, nerve endings of leeches, the influence of temperature on muscle contraction and on the detoxification of cyanide derivatives, to name a few.

With German neurophysiologist Johannes Gad, he published a textbook on physiology titled Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen.

In 1891 he was named professor of pharmacodynamics and general therapeutics at the University of Ghent. Here, he founded a laboratory for experimental pharmacology and therapeutics.

He died on 10 April 1932 in Middelkerke, aged 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.

Wikipedia has 25 December.

Sept 2018: Svi retrieved BC from online municipal archive: 25 December 1859 at 9 PM.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pharmacologist and physiologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)