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he co-edited, and a typescript copy of most of the chapters from his unpublished autobiography (1986).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).
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