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Finding Aid for the W.F.H.M. Mommaerts papers, 1943-1991 LSC.0394
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Wilfried Francius Henricus Maria (W.F.H.M.) Mommaerts (1917-1994) was a Belgian-born physiologist and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine's Department of Physiology, whose research focused on cardiovascular function and disease. This collection, spanning 1943-1991 (bulk 1985-1991), focuses largely on the final years of Mommaerts' career and life, including summaries of research contributions, correspondence, notes, and drafts pertaining to a book manuscript he co-edited, and a typescript copy of most of the chapters from his unpublished autobiography (1986).
Wilfried Franciscus Henricus Maria (W.F.H.M.) Mommaerts was born March 4, 1917, in Broechem, Antwerp, Belgium. He studied biology at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, earning his BA in 1937 and MA in 1939. His studies focused on general and comparative physiology, chloroplasts, chemical embryology, and tissue culture. In 1941, he joined the research group of the future Nobel Laureate, Professor Albert Szent-Györgyi, at the Institute for Medical Chemistry in Szeged, Hungary, and received his PhD in 1943 from the University of Kolozvar, Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania).
1.8 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize flat box)
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