Herbert Hultgren Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hultgren, Herbert N.
Title: Herbert Hultgren Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1998
Extent: 4.00 linear feet (11 archives boxes)
Abstract: Papers of Herbert Hultgren, cardiologist, mountain climber, researcher in high altitude medicine, and specialist in the study of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Hultgren and his colleague, Dr. Warren Spickard, were the first to publish a full account of high-altitude pulmonary edema in an English language publication. The papers contain materials related to Hultgren's work in Peru in the early 1960s on HAPE; drafts and production materials for his self-published textbook entitled HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE; a complete collection of his reprints; and files related to his important journal articles. The bulk of the collection is concerned with Hultgren's research on high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and preparation of the book HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE and contains notebooks, drafts, notes, correspondence, data from experiments and patient observations, and reference articles. Also included are files documenting Hultgren's work on cardiac catheterization and establishment of first catheterization laboratory in Stanford, as well as his observation of cases of severe starvation in concentration camp survivors conducted while he served in Europe with U.S. Medical Corps in the end of the World War II. The papers are arranged in six series: 1) NOTEBOOKS, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) JOURNAL ARTICLES, 4) HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE - BOOK MATERIALS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, and 6) REPRINTS.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0628
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research

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Preferred Citation

Herbert Hultgren Papers, MSS 0628. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Biography

Herbert Nils Hultgren was born on August 29, 1917, in Santa Rosa, California. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College and then Stanford University where he graduated in 1939. Hultgren attended the Stanford School of Medicine and graduated in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe between 1944 and 1945 where he observed starved prisoners from German concentration camps. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 1948, he completed residencies in internal medicine and pathology at Stanford. He attained the rank of professor at Stanford School of Medicine and served as chief of the Cardiology Division at Stanford Medical School and later at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, California. Hultgren designed and established the first cardiac catheterization laboratory in Northern California.
In 1959, Hultgren and his colleague, Dr, Warren Spickard, traveled to Peru and visited the Chulec General Hospital where they encountered high altitude pulmonary edema, known locally as edema of the lungs in newcomers. They reviewed the reports on 41 cases and presented the data in the Stanford Medical Bulletin.
In 1990, Hultgren received the prestigious Albion W. Hewlett Award for excellence in patient care, teaching, and research by his fellow Stanford University faculty members. He served as chairman of the Sub-specialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, President of the Association of University Cardiologists, President of the Western Association of Physicians, and was a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
After his retirement, he continued part-time teaching and lecturing until his death in October 1997.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Herbert Nils Hultgren (1917-1997), a prominient cardiologist and pioneering researcher in high altitude medicine, document his research in high altitude medicine and cardiac catheterization. The bulk of the collection is related to Hultgren's research on high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and preparation of his book entitled HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE. These materials comprise notebooks, subject files, and drafts of chapters. Materials related to his trip to Peru in 1960-1961 include a notebook and transcriptions of two tapes dictated by Hultgren while he was there. Also represented in the collection are materials documenting Hultgren's observations of severe cases of starvation in Nazi concentration camp survivors.
The papers are arranged in six series: 1) NOTEBOOKS, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) JOURNAL ARTICLES, 4) HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE - BOOK MATERIALS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, and 6) REPRINTS.
SERIES 1: NOTEBOOKS
The NOTEBOOKS series contains manuscript notes on military medicine and experiments done at the 131st Evacuation and 59th Field Hospitals with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, observations of cases of severe starvation in Nazi concentration camp survivors, laboratory notes on cardiac catheterization and congenital heart disease, and observations of HAPE from a 1961 trip to Peru. The notebooks are organized chronologically.
SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES series, arranged alphabetically, contains research materials related to the study of coronary artery perfusion, high altitude pulmonary edema, hypercholesterolemia, and malnutrition. Included are data sheets, charts, X-rays, correspondence, and figures.
SERIES 3: JOURNAL ARTICLES
The JOURNAL ARTICLES series contains manuscript drafts, correspondence and research materials for selected journal articles.
SERIES 4: HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE - BOOK MATERIALS
The HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE series contains files that were generated during Hultgren's work on his HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE book. The files include correspondence, notes, reference materials, figures, and drafts. The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Research Materials, B) Drafts, and C) Editorial Materials.
A) The Research Materials subseries is arranged by chapter and contains notes, correspondence, and reference articles.
B) The Drafts subseries is also arranged by chapter and contains typescripts for each chapter of the book. Also included are figures, correspondence and reference articles.
C) The Editorial Materials subseries contains correspondence regarding monograph indexing and editorial notes.
SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
The MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series contains Hultgren's curriculum vitae and a list of his publications. Also included are files related to a discussion of Hultgren's contribution to the study of HAPE syndrome, and transcriptions of tapes dictated by Hultgren in Peru in 1960 with his commentary on HAPE.
SERIES 6: REPRINTS
The REPRINTS series contains a complete collection of Hultgren's reprints arranged in numerical order.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Hultgren, Herbert N. -- Archives
Pulmonary edema
Altitude, Influence of -- Peru


Collection Contents

 

NOTEBOOKS

box 1, folder 1

Physical Diagnosis 1940

box 1, folder 2

Military Medicine 1945 - 1946

box 1, folder 3

Notes on Experiments in the 131st Evacuation and 59th Field Hospitals 1945 - 1946

Note

Contains notebook, Hultgren's identification card, newspaper clipping, and typescript confession of Franz Ziereis, a concentration camp official.
box 1, folder 4

Laboratory notes 1952

Note

Contains notes on cardiac catheterization, congenital heart disease, plans for the opening of cardiac catheterization laboratory, and meeting notes.
box 1, folder 5

Peru Data Book 1961

Note

Contains observations of patients and catheter study notes.
 

SUBJECT FILES

box 1, folder 6

Charts

Note

Undated.
box 1, folder 7

Coronary Artery Perfusion 1969

Note

Contains data sheets.
box 1, folder 8

Coronary Perfusion (Dog) 1970

Note

Contains notes and X-rays of heart.
box 1, folder 9

Data sheets and charts

Note

Undated. Contains tables numbered 1 through 54.
box 1, folder 10

Dugong Heart

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, reference articles, and black-and-white photographs of heart.
box 1, folder 11

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema - Autopsy Studies and Data

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and reference materials.
box 1, folder 12

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema - Fatal cases

Note

Contains letters, data sheets, and Rodman Wilson's report on Problems of Sickness and Rescue at High Altitude.
box 2, folder 1

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema - Pathology

Note

Contains reprints of articles.
box 2, folder 2

Hypercholesterolemia - Kahn

Note

Contains correspondence, data sheets, and medical records.
box 2, folder 3

Malnutrition 1945

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and X-rays.
box 2, folder 4

Photographs

Note

Charts, X-rays, and tables.
box 2, folder 5

X-rays of injected coronary arteries 1969

Note

Contains X-rays numbered 1 through 45 and two negatives with notes.
 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

box 2, folder 6

Cardiac Function Following Prosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement 1969

Note

With H. Hubis and N. Shumway. Contains draft, notes, correspondence, and figures.
box 2, folder 7

Cardiac Function Following Prosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement 1969

Note

With H. Hubis and N. Shumway. Contains reference materials.
box 2, folder 8

Cardiac Function Following Prosthetic Mitral Valve Replacement 1968

Note

With H. Hubis and N. Shumway. Contains correspondence and drafts.
box 3, folder 1

Cardiac Function Following Prosthetic Mitral Valve Replacement 1968

Note

With H. Hubis and N. Shumway. Contains manuscripts, charts, notes, and figures.
box 3, folder 2

Clinical and Laboratory Observations In Severe Starvation 1951

Note

Contains manuscripts, typescripts, galley proof, two letters, black-and-white photographs, and a reference article.
box 3, folder 3

History Of Cardiac Catheterization

Note

Contains typescript, manuscript, and notes.
box 3, folder 4

History Of Cardiac Catheterization

Note

Contains correspondence and black-and-white photographs. Correspondence dating back to 1958-1959.
box 3, folder 5

History Of Cardiac Catheterization

Note

Contains reference materials.
box 4, folder 1

Syndrome Of Patent Ductus Arteriosus With Pulmonary Hypertension 1953

Note

With A. Selzer, A. Purdy, E. Holman, and F. Gerbode. Contains typescripts.
box 4, folder 2

Syndrome Of Patent Ductus Arteriosus With Pulmonary Hypertension 1953

Note

With A. Sezer, A. Purdy, E. Holman, and F. Gerbode. Contains notes, correspondence, and black-and-white photographs.
box 4, folder 3

Venous Pistol Shot Sounds 1962

Note

Contains typescripts, manuscripts, notes, and correspondence.
box 4, folder 4

Venous Pistol Shot Sounds 1962

Note

Contains charts, reference articles, and negatives.
 

HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE -- BOOK MATERIALS

 

Research Materials

box 4, folder 5

1. Physiologic Effects of High Altitude

Note

Contains correspondence and reference materials.
box 4, folder 6

2. Respiration and Pulmonary Function

Note

Contains correspondence and reference materials.
box 4, folder 7

3. Systematic Circulation

Note

Contains a letter, notes, and reference articles.
box 4, folder 8

4. Pulmonary Circulation

Note

Contains a letter, notes, and reference articles.
box 4, folder 9

5. Blood and Plasma Volume

Note

Contains correspondence and reference articles.
box 5, folder 1

6. Central Nervous System

Note

Contains letters, notes, and reference articles.
box 5, folder 2

7. Endocrine System

Note

Contains notes and reference materials.
box 5, folder 3

8. Nutrition and Metabolism

Note

Contains reference materials.
box 5, folder 4

9. Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance

Note

Contains notes and reference articles.
box 5, folder 5

10. Acclimatization

Note

Contains notes and reference articles.
box 5, folder 6

11. Exercise

Note

Contains a letter and reference articles.
box 5, folder 7

12. Acute and Subacute Mountain Sickness

Note

Contains notes, letters, and reference articles.
box 5, folder 8

13. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and reference articles.
box 5, folder 9

14. High Altitude Cerebral Edema

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and reference articles.
box 6, folder 1

15. Chronic Mountain Sickness

Note

Contains a letter, notes, tables, and reference articles.
box 6, folder 2

16. Sleep

box 6, folder 3

17. Systemic Edema

Note

Contains letters and reference articles.
box 6, folder 4

19. Headache

Note

Contains letter, notes, and articles.
box 6, folder 5

20. High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

Note

Contains letters and reference materials.
box 6, folder 6

21. Retinal Hemorrhages

Note

Contains letters, notes, and reference materials.
box 6, folder 7

22. Syncope

Note

Contains letters, notes, typescripts, and reference materials.
box 6, folder 8

23. Coronary Artery Disease

Note

Contains letters, notes, and reference articles.
box 6, folder 9

24. Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease

Note

Contains a letter, notes, and reference materials.
box 6, folder 10

25. Systemic Hypertension

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and reference materials.
box 6, folder 11

26. Sickle Cell Disease

Note

Contains a letter, notes, and reference materials.
box 6, folder 12

27. Pulmonary Disease

Note

Contains notes and reference materials.
box 7, folder 1

28. Migraine

Note

Contains a letter, reference materials, and notes.
box 7, folder 2

29. Sea Level Conditions

Note

Contains letters, notes, and reference materials.
box 7, folder 3

30. Women and Altitude

Note

Contains a letter, notes, and reference materials.
box 7, folder 4

High Altitude Man - Notes

Note

Contains letters, notes, and reference materials.
box 7, folder 5

Appendix 1. Medicolegal Aspects

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, and reference materials.
box 7, folder 6

Medico-Legal Problems (Clients not Passengers)

Note

Contains notes and reference materials.
box 7, folder 7

Appendix 2. Selected High Altitude Monographs and Proceedings

 

Drafts

box 7, folder 8

Table of Contents

Note

Contains drafts, notes, and correspondence.
box 7, folder 9

Introduction

box 7, folder 10

1. Physiologic Effects of High Altitude

box 7, folder 11

2. Respiration and Pulmonary Function

box 7, folder 12

3. Systemic Circulation

box 7, folder 13

4. Pulmonary Circulation

box 8, folder 1

5. Blood and Plasma Volume

box 8, folder 2

6. Central Nervous System

box 8, folder 3

7. Endocrine System

box 8, folder 4

8. Nutrition and Metabolism

box 8, folder 5

9. Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance

box 8, folder 6

10. Acclimatization

box 8, folder 7

11. Exercise

box 8, folder 8

12. High Altitude Man

box 8, folder 9

12. Acute and Subacute Mountain Sickness

box 8, folder 10

12. Acute and Subacute Mountain Sickness

box 8, folder 11

12. Acute and Subacute Mountain Sickness

box 9, folder 1

13. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

box 9, folder 2

13. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

box 9, folder 3

13. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

Note

Tables.
box 9, folder 4

14. High Altitude Celebral Edema

box 9, folder 5

15. Chronic Mountain Sickness

box 9, folder 6

16. Sleep

box 9, folder 7

17. Systemic Edema

box 9, folder 8

18. Thromboembolism

box 9, folder 9

19. Headache

box 9, folder 10

20. High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

box 9, folder 11

21. Retinal Hemorrhages

box 9, folder 12

22. Syncope

box 9, folder 13

23. Coronary Artery Disease and Altitude

box 9, folder 14

24. Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease

box 9, folder 15

25. Systemic Hypertension

box 9, folder 16

26. Sickle Cell Disease

box 9, folder 17

27. Pulmonary Disease

box 9, folder 18

28. Migraine

box 10, folder 1

29. Sea Level Conditions

box 10, folder 2

30. Women and Altitude

box 10, folder 3

Appendix 1. Medicolegal Aspects

box 10, folder 4

Appendix 2. Selected High Altitude Monographs and Proceedings

box 10, folder 5

Appendix 2. Medications Used For High Altitude Medical Problems

Note

Contains correspondence, notes, drafts, and reference materials.
 

Editorial Materials

box 10, folder 6

Monograph Indexing

Note

Contains correspondence and notes.
box 10, folder 7

Shirley Taylor Editorial Notes

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

box 10, folder 8

Curriculum Vitae 2004

box 10, folder 9

Hultgren's contributions to and work on high altitude pulmonary edema - discussion 1960 - 1998

Note

Contains Robert F. Grover, reprint of Hultgren's article "Lung Pathology In High Altitude Pulmonary Edema," transcriptions of tapes dictated by him in Peru in 1960, June 18 and July 23, a letter from Hultgren dated 1962, and a letter from Charles Houston to Hultgren from 1966.
box 10, folder 10

West, John 1995 - 1998

Note

Contains correspondence and enclosures. Correspondence concerned with early history of HAPE and Hultgren's contributions to the discussion of HAPE.
box 10, folder 11

Scientific American Medicine 1993

Note

Contains correspondence and tables.
 

REPRINTS

box 10, folder 12

Numbered Reprints 1-35

box 10, folder 13

Numbered Reprints 36-66

box 11, folder 1

Numbered Reprints 67-113

box 11, folder 2

Numbered Reprints 114-158

box 11, folder 3

Numbered Reprints 159-197