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Ulrich Cameron Luft Papers MSS 475
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Papers of Ulrich Cameron Luft, 1910-1991. A research physiologist and physician, Luft was an authority in the fields of lung physiology and acclimatization to high altitude. The collection contains correspondence, much of it related to Luft's research interests; published and unpublished writings by Luft and others from the 1930s through the 1980s; Luft's experimental and reference files containing notes, calculations, graphs and illustrations; photographs of Luft, his colleagues and family; photographs and slides of equipment and people in research settings; and, medical instruments.
The son of a Scottish mother and German father, Ulrich Cameron Luft was born in Berlin on April 25, 1910. He studied medicine at the universities of Freiburg, Munich and Berlin, 1929-1935. After a year as an intern, he was licensed as a physician and in 1937 completed a doctoral thesis on the physiological effects of oxygen deprivation.
19.8 Linear feet (38 archives boxes, 11 card file boxes, 1 records carton, 4 oversize folders, and 1 art bin item)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Films in Series 4: EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH MATERIAL and Series 6: HIGH ALITITUDE EXPEDITIONS are restricted. A DVD viewing copy, located in Box 32, is available in place of the films. Original materials deemed too fragile for use are restricted. User copies must be used in place of these materials.