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Register of the Oscar Wyss Oxygen Generator Files.
MSS 0466  
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Description
A collection of documents pertaining to Dr. Oscar Wyss's modification of an oxygen generator manufactured by Mine Safety Appliances in Pittsburgh, Penn. for use by climbers during the 1951 Swiss Everest Expedition. The collection includes correspondence among Dr. Wyss and members of the 1951 Swiss Everest Team, background literature about oxygen generators, a brief report of the 1951 Swiss expedition, newsclippings about the 1951 Swiss expedition and the 1953 British expedition to Everest, and photographs of the device.
Background
Dr. Oscar Wyss was a Swiss physiologist associated with the Physiologisches Institut der Universitat Zurich.