Milestones of Medical History in Heidelberg
Founding of the university by charter of Elector Rupert I, which also mentions a “facultas medicinae”.
The Botanical Garden is established as basis for pharmaceutical studies.
The Polyclinical Institute is opened. For the first time, medical students receive systematic practical training on patients.
The Surgical Hospital is opened.
Herrmann von Helmholtz, Director of the Physiological Institute, engages in research and teaching.
Hospitals in Heidelberg-Bergheim are built.
Beginning of medical studies for women.
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.
The Department of Medicine resumes teaching.
Establishment of the reform study program Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale (HeiCuMed).
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.
Completion of the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT), first treatments in 2009.
Heidelberg University elected as German “Elite University.”
Opening of the “Angelika Lautenschläger Children’s Hospital” and beginning of the construction of the Women’s and Dermatology Hospital.
Harald zur Hausen, former head of the DKFZ, and member of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg, is awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.