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Milestones of Medical History in Heidelberg

October 1386

Founding of the university by charter of Elector Rupert I, which also mentions a “facultas medicinae”.

 

1593

The Botanical Garden is established as basis for pharmaceutical studies.

 

1805-1806

The Polyclinical Institute is opened. For the first time, medical students receive systematic practical training on patients.

 

 

1818

The Surgical Hospital is opened.

 

1858-1871

Herrmann von Helmholtz, Director of the Physiological Institute, engages in research and teaching.

 

1876-1883

Hospitals in Heidelberg-Bergheim are built.

 

1899-1900

Beginning of medical studies for women.

 

 

1910

The physiologist Albrecht Kossel is awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

 

Since the 1920s

Overall planning and construction of hospital buildings and institutes in the University Campus Neuenheimer Feld:
Surgical Hospital in1939, Pediatric Hospital in 1966, Research Institutes in 1974, Head Hospital in 1987.

 

August 1945

The Department of Medicine resumes teaching.

 

2001

Establishment of the reform study program Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale (HeiCuMed).

 

2004

Establishment of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) of Heidelberg in cooperation with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), German Cancer Aid, and the Thorax Clinic in Heidelberg.

 

Opening of the new Hospital for Internal Medicine.

 

 

 

 

2006

Completion of the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT), first treatments in 2009.

 

2007

Heidelberg University elected as German “Elite University.”

 

2008

Opening of the “Angelika Lautenschläger Children’s Hospital” and beginning of the construction of the Women’s and Dermatology Hospital.

 

October 2008

Harald zur Hausen, former head of the DKFZ, and member of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg, is awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

 

2010

The new building of the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg NCT is opened.

 

2011

The Thorax Clinic Heidelberg becomes a 100% subsidiary of the Heidelberg University Clinic.

 

2012

Commissioning of the worldwide unique Gantry in the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center HIT;

 

The New building of the pathologic institute is opened.

 

2013

The building of the new Gynecology and Dermatology Clinic is opened.

 

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