Ulrich Cameron Luft Papers, 1907-1991 (MSS 475)

Restrictions: 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.

Extent: 19.8 Linear feet (38 archives boxes, 11 card file boxes, 1 records carton, 4 oversize folders, and 1 art bin item)

Papers of Ulrich Cameron Luft, research physiologist and physician. Luft was an authority in the fields of lung physiology and acclimatization to high altitude.

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.

Luft took part in the 1937 and 1938 German mountaineering expeditions to Nanga Parbat in the western Himalayas as research physiologist and team physician. Impressed with the stamina of the Sherpa guides, he realized there were adaptive mechanisms that could be studied. He collected data on the climbers, noting that tolerance to altitude increased over time and that this acquired tolerance persisted after descent. This effect was important in the unpressurized aircraft of the time and would become of vital importance during World War II.

Returning to Germany, Luft joined the Luftfahrtmedizinische Forschungsinstitut (Aero-Medical Research Institute) in Berlin as head of its altitude physiology laboratory. He was drafted for military service in 1939 and spent three months in training, then returned to civilian status as a researcher. In 1941 he married a colleague, Alice Hentzelt, and the following year he was elected to the faculty at the University of Berlin. The requirements of military aviation focused Luft's research on rapid decompression, diffusing capacity of the lungs and duration of consciousness at altitude. He was also a consultant to the German military on thermal stress and nutrition.

The university and institute were closed when the war ended, and Luft started a private medical practice. When the university reopened he was asked to become Acting Director of the Physiology Department. In April, 1947, Col. Harry Armstrong of the U.S. Air Force offered Luft a research appointment at the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas. The offer was made under "Operation Paperclip," a program to bring German scientists to the United States.

Luft was a researcher at the School until 1954, when he was asked by Randolph Lovelace to head the Department of Physiology at the Lovelace Clinic for Medical Education and Research in New Mexico. His research interests continued to center around the effect of oxygen deficiency on body tissues, leading to his contributions in a variety of fields: pulmonary disease, exercise tolerance, oxygen equipment design, and the testing and selection of the first Project Mercury astronauts in the early days of the NASA space program.

A productive researcher and teacher with an extensive publication list and enduring ties with his former students, Luft received many awards and was honored with a symposium after his retirement in 1980.

Ulrich Luft died on November 23, 1991, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Papers of Ulrich Cameron Luft, 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.

Arranged in nine series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY ULRICH LUFT, 4) EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH MATERIAL, 5) TEACHING MATERIAL, 6) HIGH ALTITUDE EXPEDITIONS, 7) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 8) MEDICAL APPARATUS, and 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Four series contain material reflecting Luft's personal and professional life in Germany. The BIOGRAPHICAL series includes family and personal documents issued in pre-war, wartime and post-war Germany; Luft's WRITINGS series contains copies of most of his own work, published and unpublished, in the period 1936-1944; the WRITINGS OF OTHERS includes published and unpublished work of colleagues from these same years and earlier. The core of the HIGH ALTITUDE EXPEDITION series is formed by his Nanga Parbat files. Many of the items in these four series are in German.

The material dated after his arrival in the United States in 1947 reflects his career as researcher, teacher and consultant. The extensive Series EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH MATERIAL series includes Luft's notes and data on his own research, subject files containing his annotated reprints of work done by others and illustrative material in several formats. This material characterizes his research methods but has few connections with specific projects. The small series of TEACHING MATERIAL documents courses in respiratory physiology for the period 1964-1980. Luft's teaching and consulting work is often referred to in the CORRESPONDENCE.

There is little documentation for his administrative responsibilities at the School of Aviation Medicine or the Lovelace Medical Foundation.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL: Arranged in three subseries: A) Germany, 1907-1947; B) United States, 1947-1989; and C) Family Photographs and Slides.

A) Germany, 1907-1947, consists almost entirely of documents (originals or copies) related to Luft's family and his career.

B) United States, 1947-1989, contains a wider range of material, but largely parallels his employment history in the United States. The travel requests and authorizations for the "Operation Paperclip" scientists indicate the security concerns of the time.

C) Family Photographs and Slides contain formal and informal portraits of Ulrich Luft, snapshots of his family at their homes in Texas and New Mexico, with other people, and during travel abroad.

Germany, 1907-1947

Box 1 Folder 1
Luft family documents - Includes birth, marriage and death certificates, 1907 - 1941
Box 1 Folder 2
Medical education and practice documents - Includes diplomas, certificates, evaluations, and work histories, 1935 - 1947
Box 1 Folder 3 Oversize FB-227-07
Medical education and practice documents, 1935 - 1947
Box 1 Folder 4
Passports, identification papers and other legal documents, 1934 - 1947
Box 1 Folder 5
World War II. Declaration regarding the National Socialist German Workers Party (N.S.D.A.P.), March 22, 1946
Box 1 Folder 6
World War II. Nuremberg trial documents, 1946 - 1947

United States, 1947-1989

Box 1 Folder 7
Applications for Federal Employment - Drafts, 1952 - 1965
Box 1 Folder 8
Autobiographical sketches, curriculum vitae and forms, 1952 - 1972
Box 1 Folder 9 Oversize FB-227-06
Hoffman, Matthew. "His Specialty: High Altitude", August 23, 1989
Box 1 Folder 10
Identification cards and security forms - Includes photograph of Ulrich Luft, 1949 - 1955
Box 1 Folder 11
Luft, Ulrich. Notebook - Miscellaneous personal and financial information, 1945 - 1964
Box 1 Folder 12
October, 1946, Decision - Notes made by Ulrich Luft during the period he was considering opportunity to come to the United States
Box 1 Folder 13
Old Contracts: Important Documents on Past Employment and Remuneration by United States Air Force, 1946 - 1953
Box 1 Folder 14
Oxygen Transport to Human Tissues: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. U. C. Luft - Includes a photograph of the space shuttle signed by several of Luft's colleagues, June 25-27, 1981
Box 1 Folder 15
Salary on U. S. War Department Contract - Receipts and claims, 1947 - 1948
Box 1 Folder 16
Survey Questionnaire, 14 May - Includes form, "War Department Position Description - Field Service", 1948 - 1949
Box 1 Folder 17
Travel requests and authorizations - Includes forms, correspondence and reports on domestic and international travel, 1947 - 1957
Box 1 Folder 18
United States. Department of the Army. Landshut Military Sub-Post - Packing lists, owners inventory with certificates, affidavits and customs declarations, 1950
Box 1 Folder 19
United States. Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service - Includes correspondence, forms and a photograph of the Lufts' son, Friedrich C. Luft, 1949 - 1983
Box 1 Folder 20
United States. Office of the Housing Expediter, Office of Rent Control. Notice to Tenant, 1948
Box 1 Folder 21
United States. Office of Military Government for Germany. Armed Forces Division - Includes document in Russian dated 18 March 1947, 1945 - 1947

Family Photographs and Slides

Ulrich Luft

Box 1 Folder 22
Formal and informal portrait prints, 1935 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 23
Including his wife, Alice Hentlzelt Luft - Prints, 1935 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 24
With family and others - Prints and negatives, 1940 - 1960

Travel

Box 1 Folder 25
Ecuador and Scotland - Slides, 1960
Box 1 Folder 26
Peru and Guatemala - Negatives, 1949

Laid in Materials

Box 1 Folder 27
Bauer, Paul. Wegbereiter fur die Gipfelsiege von heute.

Materials laid into book, GV 199.92 .B38 A3 1987.

Box 1 Folder 28
Maduschka, Leo. Junger mensch im Gebirg

Photograph laid into book, GV 199 .M33 A3 1950.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: This series is arranged alphabetically, interfiling personal and business correspondents. Almost all letters date from Luft's years in the United States, although he did retain those of two mountaineering groups, the Akademischer Alpenverein Munchen and the Deutsche Himalaja Stiftung, as well as copies of his letters of farewell to colleagues in Berlin, "Abschied von Berlin."

He corresponded with friends and colleagues who had remained in Germany or had come to the United States (e.g., Bruno Balke, Erich Opitz, Hermann Rahn, Hubertus Strughold) and with an international group of colleagues and former students (e.g., Per-Olaf Astrand, David Cardus-Pascual, Alberto Hurtado, Carlos Monge-Medrano, among others).

Box 2 Folder 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 2
Abschied von Berlin, 1947

Letters to administrators and faculty, University of Berlin. Includes letters to Professors Schafer and Lohmann.

Box 2 Folder 3
Aerospace Medical Association, 1955 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 4
Akademischer Alpenverein Munchen e.V., 1938 - 1953

Includes correspondence from Gerhart Klamert.

Box 2 Folder 5
Aktiebolaget Stalex, 1957 - 1958
Box 2 Folder 6
Allison, Robert D., 1962 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 7
Alltransport Incorporated, 1954
Box 2 Folder 8
American Airlines, Incorporated, 1957 - 1958

Includes typescript carbon, "American Airlines Oxygen System for the Lockheed Electra", notes, tables, and incident reports from the British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Box 2 Folder 9
American College of Chest Physicians, 1956 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 10
American College of Sports Medicine, 1955 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 11
American Heart Association, 1972 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 12
American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1950 - 1978

Includes correspondence on the Handbook of Biological Data.

Box 2 Folder 13
American Medical Association, 1962
Box 2 Folder 14
American Physiological Society, 1949 - 1985
Box 2 Folder 15
Anderson, Max and Ben Abruzzo, 1977 - 1978

Double Eagle balloon flight.

Box 2 Folder 16
Andrew, George M., 1972 - 1975
Box 2 Folder 17
Arthur H. Thomas Company, 1949 - 1958
Box 2 Folder 18
Aspen Emphysema Conference, 1979
Box 2 Folder 19
Astrand, Per-Olaf, 1952 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 20
Atterbom, Hemming A., 1967 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 21
B - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 22
Baldes, Edward J., 1948 - 1957
Box 2 Folder 23
Balke, Bruno, 1965 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 24
Ballam, Gary O., 1983 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 25
Bancroft, Richard W., 1954 - 1963
Box 2 Folder 26
Barron, C. I., 1956 - 1957
Box 2 Folder 27
Bartels, Heinz, 1954 - 1955
Box 2 Folder 28
Bechtold, Fritz, 1947 - 1948
Box 2 Folder 29
Beck, Bruno, 1954 - 1986
Box 3 Folder 1
Behnke, Albert R., 1956 - 1985
Box 3 Folder 2
Beischer, D. E., 1956
Box 3 Folder 3
Benford, Robert J., 1963 - 1978
Box 3 Folder 4
Berg, Hedstrom and Company, Incorporated, 1956 - 1957
Box 3 Folder 5
Berger, Martin, 1975
Box 3 Folder 6
Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, 1955 - 1963
Box 3 Folder 7
Bjurstedt, Hilding, 1954 - 1965
Box 3 Folder 8
Blockley, W. V., 1952 - 1955
Box 3 Folder 9
Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle Division, 1957 - 1958
Box 3 Folder 10
Boothby, Walter M., 1951 - 1954
Box 3 Folder 11
Borosini, August von, 1961 - 1962
Box 3 Folder 12
Breidenbach, Warren C., 1958
Box 3 Folder 13
Brendel, Walter, 1954 - 1955
Box 3 Folder 14
Buchner, Franz, 1939 - 1956
Box 3 Folder 15
Buettner, Konrad, 1954 - 1957

Includes copy of a circular written by Konrad Buettner addressed to "SAM-paperclips" asking for help in updating information on those who came in the same group from Germany to Texas in 1947.

Box 3 Folder 16
Burchell, Howard B., 1982 - 1989
Box 3 Folder 17
C - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 18
C. V. Mosby Company, 1967 - 1971
Box 3 Folder 19
California State University, Sacramento, 1977
Box 3 Folder 20
Canada Department of National Defence, Research Board, 1950 - 1958
Box 3 Folder 21
Cardus-Pascual, David, 1957 - 1963
Box 3 Folder 22
Carlson, Loren D., 1952 - 1957
Box 3 Folder 23
Carter, Earl, 1954 - 1958
Box 3 Folder 24
Christensen, Hohwu E., 1954 - 1961
Box 3 Folder 25
Christensen, William L., 1957 - 1976
Box 3 Folder 26
Clark, Robert T., 1953 - 1954
Box 3 Folder 27
Comroe, Julius H., 1952
Box 3 Folder 28
Convair Astronautics, 1956 - 1958
Box 3 Folder 29
Cook, John C., 1968 - 1988
Box 3 Folder 30
Cosby, Richard S., 1954 - 1955
Box 3 Folder 31
Cruger, Jorgen O. H., 1961 - 1964
Box 3 Folder 32
D - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 33
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Social Security Administration, 1966 - 1968
Box 3 Folder 34
Deutsche Himalaja Stiftung, 1941 - 1951
Box 3 Folder 35
Deutsche Himalaja Stiftung, 1952 - 1989
Box 4 Folder 1
deVries, Herbert A., 1973
Box 4 Folder 2
Dewey and Almy Chemical Company, 1954 - 1956
Box 4 Folder 3
Dill, David Bruce, 1945 - 1985

Includes Luft's talk, "Opening Remarks: Famous Fallacies in Altitude Physiology" given at the Symposium in Honor of David Bruce Dill on His Eighty-Eighth Birthday, May 15-17, 1979.

Box 4 Folder 4
Dimond, E. Grey, 1953
Box 4 Folder 5
Douglas, Adam R., 1986 - 1987
Box 4 Folder 6
Douglas, C. Gordon, 1955 - 1957
Box 4 Folder 7
Drenckhahn, Friedrich Otto, 1952 - 1954
Box 4 Folder 8
E - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 9
Eastman Kodak Company, 1951 - 1956
Box 4 Folder 10
Ekenberg, Otto, 1957
Box 4 Folder 11
Elliott, John C., 1967 - 1980
Box 4 Folder 12
Elstner, Judy, 1963 - 1974
Box 4 Folder 13
F - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 14
Farhi, Leon E., 1962 - 1978
Box 4 Folder 15
Fenn, Wallace O., 1952 - 1953
Box 4 Folder 16
Figarola, Tulio, 1964 - 1971
Box 4 Folder 17
Filley, Giles F., 1976 - 1989
Box 4 Folder 18
Finkelstein, Silvio, 1968 - 1985
Box 4 Folder 19
Fischer and Porter Company, 1955
Box 4 Folder 20
Flickenger, Don D., 1950 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 21
Folk, Edgar G., 1968 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 22
Freie Universitat Berlin, 1962
Box 4 Folder 23
Fuchs, Heinz S., 1972 - 1989
Box 4 Folder 24
G - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 25
G. S. Marshall Company, 1954 - 1955
Box 4 Folder 26
Gauer, Otto, 1952 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 27
Gelfan, Samuel, 1949 - 1951
Box 4 Folder 28
Geller, Werner, 1947 - 1954
Box 4 Folder 29
German Consulate, 1952 - 1953
Box 4 Folder 30
Giovannini, Ivo, 1987 - 1988
Box 4 Folder 31
Gippenreiter, Eugene, 1966 - 1991
Box 4 Folder 32
Graham, William G. B., 1971 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 33
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, 1954 - 1955
Box 5 Folder 1
H - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 2
Hammill, William A., 1965 - 1966

Includes typescript copy of "Chronic Carbon Monoxide Intoxication from Cigar Smoking: Report of a Case" by W. A. Hammill.

Box 5 Folder 3
Hans, Rudoph, 1955 - 1958

Scientific instrument maker.

Box 5 Folder 4
Hartmann, Gertrud, 1950 - 1952
Box 5 Folder 5
Hartmann, Karl M., 1967 - 1991
Box 5 Folder 6
Haynes, Boyd Withers, 1952
Box 5 Folder 7
Heiland, A Division of Minneapolis-Honeywell, 1954 - 1955
Box 5 Folder 8
Hitchcock, Fred A., 1953 - 1961
Box 5 Folder 9
Hoffman, Walter, 1954
Box 5 Folder 10
Hollman, Dietrich, 1951 - 1953
Box 5 Folder 11
Hopps, Howard C., 1952
Box 5 Folder 12
Horvath, Steven M., 1977 - 1981
Box 5 Folder 13
Houston, Charles S., 1953 - 1991
Box 5 Folder 14
Hubbard, S. Thatcher, 1956 - 1958
Box 5 Folder 15
Hurtado, Alberto, 1951 - 1971
Box 5 Folder 16
Hydro Tex Corporation, 1954
Box 5 Folder 17
I - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 18
Ingham, Harold G., 1951
Box 5 Folder 19
Instrumentation Associates, 1957
Box 5 Folder 20
International Academy of Astronautics, 1954 - 1990
Box 5 Folder 21
Ivy, John H., 1958
Box 5 Folder 22
J - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 23
Jokl, Ernst, 1953 - 1955
Box 5 Folder 24
Joseph, Betty J., 1955 - 1956
Box 5 Folder 25
Journal of Aviation Medicine, 1951
Box 5 Folder 26
K - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 27
Karpovich, Peter V., 1955
Box 5 Folder 28
Kellogg, Ralph, 1977
Box 5 Folder 29
Kendall, James I., 1953
Box 5 Folder 30
Kessler, Karlheinz, 1964 - 1989
Box 5 Folder 31
Kirsch, Karl, 1975 - 1985

Includes photographs of Franz Buchner, Hans Hartmann, Ulrich Luft, Erich Opitz, Siegfried Ruff, and Hubertus Strughold and of the Luftfahrtmedizinische Forschungsinstitut in the 1930s and 1940s.

Box 5 Folder 32
Klinestiver, Lawrence, 1962 - 1970
Box 5 Folder 33
Kobayashi, Yoshio, 1978 - 1980
Box 6 Folder 1
Konecci, Eugene B., 1956 - 1958
Box 6 Folder 2
Kramer, Kurt, 1950 - 1951
Box 6 Folder 3
Krayer, Otto, 1949 - 1951
Box 6 Folder 4
Kreisprasidenten in Lindau, 1951 - 1952
Box 6 Folder 5
L - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 6
Lange und Springer, 1952 - 1963
Box 6 Folder 7
Larrabee, Charles B., 1980 - 1989
Box 6 Folder 8
Lauschner, Erwin A., 1983
Box 6 Folder 9
Leberecht, Frank, 1947 - 1950
Box 6 Folder 10
Leigh, M. Digby, 1957 - 1958
Box 6 Folder 11
Lim, Thomas P. K., 1958 - 1987
Box 6 Folder 12
Linderholm, Hakan, 1958
Box 6 Folder 13
Loeppky, Jack A., 1969 - 1991
Box 6 Folder 14
Loeschcke, Hans, 1948 - 1957

Includes typescript draft, "Kohlensaueretransport im Hohenklima," notes and graphs.

Box 6 Folder 15
Lorentzen, F. Vogt, 1955 - 1958
Box 6 Folder 16
Luft, Claire [granddaughter], 1953
Box 6 Folder 17
Luft, Friedrich C. [son], 1979 - 1988
Box 6 Folder 18
M - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 19
Mackeben, W., 1953
Box 6 Folder 20
Maier-Leibnitz, Heinz, 1949 - 1955
Box 6 Folder 21
Marbarger, John P., 1951 - 1957
Box 6 Folder 22
Margaria, Rodolfo, 1962 - 1973
Box 6 Folder 23
Mathias Niessen, Geigenbaumeiter, Aachen, 1960
Box 6 Folder 24
McIlhaney, Mary Lou, 1965 - 1987
Box 6 Folder 25
Mine Safety Appliances Company, 1948 - 1958
Box 6 Folder 26
Monge-Medrano, Carlos, 1949
Box 6 Folder 27
Morehouse, Laurence E., 1954 - 1957
Box 6 Folder 28
Mostyn, E. Mary, 1962 - 1981
Box 6 Folder 29
Muralt, Alexander, 1952 - 1954
Box 6 Folder 30
Murray, R. H., 1966
Box 6 Folder 31
Myhre, Loren G., 1966 - 1990
Box 6 Folder 33
N - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 34
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1958

Includes press release of President Eisenhower's April 2, 1958, message to the United States Congress on space exploration and the proclamation establishing NASA.

Box 7 Folder 1
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965 - 1970

Correspondence on appointments as consultant to NASA's Medical Advisory Council.

Box 7 Folder 2
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965 - 1980

Correspondence on meetings of medical advisors including agenda, proposal and correspondence from George F. Humbert, Albert Miller, Harry F. Walbrecher, and John B. West.

Box 7 Folder 3
New Mexico Academy of Science, 1963 - 1969
Box 7 Folder 4
New York Academy of Science, 1963 - 1981
Box 7 Folder 5
Noell, Werner K., 1954 - 1956
Box 7 Folder 6
Norlander, Olof A., 1956 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 7
Nunneley, Sarah, 1973 - 1975
Box 7 Folder 8
O - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 9
Ohio Chemical and Surgical Equipment Company, 1951 - 1953
Box 7 Folder 10
O'Neill, Peter F. X., 1965 - 1976
Box 7 Folder 11
Opitz, Erich, 1947 - 1953
Box 7 Folder 12
P - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 13
Petty Laboratories, Incorporated, 1951 - 1955
Box 7 Folder 14
Pichotka, Josef P., 1950 - 1953
Box 7 Folder 15
Piiper, Johannes, 1983 - 1987
Box 7 Folder 16
Potter, Van R., 1953 - 1978
Box 7 Folder 17
Pugh, Griffith, 1962 - 1963
Box 7 Folder 18
Quigley, J. P., 1953
Box 7 Folder 19
R - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 20
Radio Corporation of America, 1949 - 1956
Box 7 Folder 21
Rahn, Hermann, 1948 - 1991
Box 7 Folder 22
Rao, Venkatadri, 1972 - 1980
Box 7 Folder 23
Rebitsch, Mathias, 1953 - 1954
Box 7 Folder 24
Reichel, H., 1944 - 1954
Box 7 Folder 25
Reissmann, Kurt R., 1951 - 1956
Box 7 Folder 26
Reports to the Reichsminister der Luftfahrt, 1942 - 1943

Regarding high altitude research by the Luftfahrtmedizinische Forschungsinstitut at the Oberwalder Hutte station, some signed by Erich Hippke.

Box 7 Folder 27
Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company, 1955
Box 7 Folder 28
Ruff, Siegfried, 1953 - 1954
Box 7 Folder 29
S - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 30
Saxton, George A., 1951 - 1955
Box 8 Folder 1
Schako, Conrad, 1949 - 1954
Box 8 Folder 2
Schmidt, Ingeborg, 1977

Includes typecript copy of her "Bibliography of Aviation Medicine, 1940-1945."

Box 8 Folder 3
Schoedel, Wolf, 1948 - 1954
Box 8 Folder 4
Schwiegk, H., 1950 - 1956
Box 8 Folder 5
Sendroy, Julius, 1951 - 1953
Box 8 Folder 6
Simons, David G., 1958 - 1959
Box 8 Folder 7
Sithku, Piyanan, 1973 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 8
Smith, T. R., 1955
Box 8 Folder 9
Smith, Thomas M., 1955 - 1956
Box 8 Folder 10
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Southwestern Section, 1958 - 1980

Includes reprint of "Arterial Gas Emboli After Blast Injury" by W. van H. Mason, et al., introduced by U. C. Luft.

Box 8 Folder 11
Society of Automotive Engineers. Southern California Section, 1954 - 1955

Includes synopsis of talk by Ulrich Luft "Physiological Aspects of High Altitude Flight".

Box 8 Folder 12
Society of the Sigma Xi, 1973
Box 8 Folder 13
Soehngen, Erich - Electronics Development Laboratory, 1954 - 1955
Box 8 Folder 14
Spencer, Merrill P., 1956 - 1956
Box 8 Folder 15
Springer-Verlag, 1954 - 1955
Box 8 Folder 16
Statham Laboratories, Incorporated, 1954 - 1957
Box 8 Folder 17
Stonehill, Robert B., 1958
Box 8 Folder 18
Strehler, Allen F., 1953 - 1954
Box 8 Folder 19
Strughald, Hubertus, 1947 - 1986
Box 8 Folder 20
T - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 21
Tanner, Charles, 1968 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 22
Thews, Gerhard, 1963 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 23
U - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 24
Undersea Medical Society, Incorporated, 1980 - 1981
Box 8 Folder 25
United Kingdom. Royal Air Force. Institute of Aviation Medicine, 1956 - 1969
Box 8 Folder 26
United States Air Force. School of Aviation Medicine, 1949 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 27
United States Department of Energy, 1978

Report of the investigation of the fatal accident at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory's Van de Graaff Facility, Los Alamos, New Mexico, June 9, 1978.

Box 8 Folder 28
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Unit, 1979 - 1980

Includes Ulrich C. Luft's comments on the proposed new guidelines for disability in applicants with COPD, etc.

Box 8 Folder 29
United States Selective Service System, 1952 - 1956

Order to report for Armed Forces physical examination.

Box 8 Folder 30
University of California, Davis. Extension, 1977
Box 8 Folder 31
University of New Mexico, 1965 - 1980
Box 9 Folder 1
V - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 2
V. Ray Bennett and Associates, Incorporated, 1955 - 1956

Medical Equipment Research and Development.

Box 9 Folder 3
Verfugung

Berlin, December, 1939. Photocopies of the order and correspondence to Generaloberst Milch from Fehring (?).

Box 9 Folder 4
Veteran's Administration Hospitals, 1957 - 1982
Box 9 Folder 5
Von Euler, Ulf, 1964 - 1983
Box 9 Folder 6
W - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 7
W. B. Saunders Company, (John L. Dusseau, editor), 1955 - 1958
Box 9 Folder 8
Waters Corporation, 1952 - 1958
Box 9 Folder 9
Webster, David J., 1967 - 1971
Box 9 Folder 10
Werner, Walter I., 1954
Box 9 Folder 11
West, John B., 1962 - 1987
Box 9 Folder 12
White, Clayton S., 1949 - 1968
Box 9 Folder 13
Wiedemann, Gerhard, 1947 - 1956
Box 9 Folder 14
Winterstein, Hans, 1955
Box 9 Folder 15
Winzen, Otto C., 1958
Box 9 Folder 16
Wolff's Bucherei, 1960 - 1962
Box 9 Folder 17
Wood, Earl H., 1949 - 1989
Box 9 Folder 18
Wright Air Development Center. Air Research and Development Command, 1956 - 1957

Request for proposal.

Box 9 Folder 19
Y - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 20
Z - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 21
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS BY ULRICH LUFT

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS BY ULRICH LUFT: Luft's writings are arranged in two subseries: A) Journal Articles and Papers, and B) NASA Research Reports.

A) Journal Articles and Papers are arranged alphabetically by title. Luft maintained numbered lists of his publications, giving English translations for his German language works from the period 1936-1944. These lists begin the subseries, which contains reprints of almost all of Luft's research publications, many accompanied by notes, graphs and drafts. Luft sometimes kept related correspondence and reprints of work by others with his own publications, and this material has been kept with this subseries.

Luft wrote reminiscences and memorial tributes to friends and former colleagues, including Bruno Balke, Hans Hartmann, William R. Lovelace, and Erich Opitz, which were published or delivered as part of memorial services. These are interfiled by title, as is his account of his time at the Aero-Medical Research Institute in Berlin, entitled "Luftfahrtmedizinische Forschungsinstitut, Berlin, Erinnerungen, 1937-1945."

B) NASA Research Reports are in chronological order, 1967-1980, when Luft's laboratory was under contract to conduct specialized physiological studies in support of manned space flight. He worked with Jack A. Loeppky, among others, and the reports were prepared under Luft's supervision.

Luft's writings related to the Nanga Parbat expeditions are located in Series 6.

Journal Articles and Papers

Box 9 Folder 22
Publications lists, 1943 - 1980

Account of Observations at the Site of the Accident Fatal to Dr. and Mrs. Lovelace on December 12th, 1965

Box 9 Folder 23
Part 1. Includes a hand-drawn map of site by Mike Renford
Box 9 Folder 24
Part 2. Includes correspondence, photographs for memorial service, and the W.R. Lovelace Memorial Lecture by U.S. von Euler, June 16th, 1966
Box 9 Folder 25
Acid-Base. Draft, undated
Box 9 Folder 26
Action of Epinephrine and Veratramine upon Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption in Heart-Lung Preparation of Dog, with Kurt Kramer, et al., 1950
Box 9 Folder 27
Acute Effects of Air Blast on Pulmonary Function in Dogs and Sheep, with Edward G. Damon, et al., 1971
Box 9 Folder 28
Acute Hypoxia and Natural Acclimatization, 1950
Box 9 Folder 29
Adventures in Hypoxia - Given at symposium on "O2 Transport to Human Tissues" , 1982
Box 9 Folder 30
Aerobic Capacity in Relation to Body Size and Composition, with David Cardus-Pascual, et al. Abstract, 1960
Box 9 Folder 31
Aerospace Environments, 1974
Box 9 Folder 32
Alterations in Lung Compliance and Functional Residual Capacity with Posture, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1959
Box 9 Folder 33
Altitude Physiology: Air Travel in the Jet Age, with Albert H. Schwichtenberg, et al., 1960
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Altitude Sickness, 1961
Box 9 Folder 35
Altitude Tolerance, 1950
Box 9 Folder 36
Alveolar Gases in Rapid Decompression to High Altitude, with Hans G. Clamann, et al., 1949
Box 10 Folder 1
Alveolar Hypoventilation. Drafts, undated
Box 10 Folder 2
An das fliegende Personal der Luftwaffe werden hochste Anfordeungen gestellt...Untitled typescript, undated
Box 10 Folder 3
Anoxic Survival Time of Cerebral Activity in Sudden Exposure to High Altitudes, with Werner K. Noell, 1959
Box 10 Folder 4
Arterielle Sauerstoffsattigung im Zeitreserveversuch, with H. Becker-Freyseng, et al., 1939
Box 10 Folder 5
Arztliche Betreuung der englischen und amerikanischen Flieger Nach Berichten von Stabsarzt Dr. Schwerdtfeger und Dozent Dr. U. Luft, 1944
Box 10 Folder 6
Arztliche Fragen zum Einsatz neuartiger Kampfmittel der Kriegsmarine, August 3, 1944
Box 10 Folder 7
Aufstieg mit Sauerstoffatmung bis 14500. U.K.V. 907, with Hans G. Clamann, May 18, 1942
Box 10 Folder 8
Aussprache zum Vortrag von Herrn Th. Benzinger, undated
Box 10 Folder 9
Aviation Physiology: The Effects of Altitude. Published in the Handbook of Physiology: Respiration. Volume 2, Chapter 9, 1965
Box 10 Folder 10
Beat-By-Beat Stroke Volume Assessment by Pulsed Doppler in Upright and Supine Exercise, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes correspondence and editorial comments, 1981
Box 10 Folder 11
Besonderheiten in der Ernahrung des fliegenden Personals, 1944
Box 10 Folder 12
Blood Volume and Cardiorespiratory Responses to Lower Body Negative Pressure, with Jack A. Loeppky, 1978
Box 10 Folder 13
Blood Volume Regulation. Typescript draft and notes, undated
Box 10 Folder 14
Body Density, Fat, and Fat-Free Weight, with Thomas P. K. Lim, et al., 1961
Box 10 Folder 15
Body Temperature Regulation in Hypoxia, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1960
Box 10 Folder 16
Bruno Balke: The Early Years. Typescript, undated
Box 10 Folder 17
Capacity for Physical Exertion after Loss of Blood, with Bruno Balke, et al., 1952
Box 10 Folder 18
Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood. Handwritten draft with notes and reprints of others, undated
Box 10 Folder 19
Cardiac and Metabolic Response of Non-Athletes to Graded Exercise, with E. H. Roorbach, et al., 1957
Box 10 Folder 20
Cardio-Pulmonary Disease: Evaluation and Treatment. Stress Testing as a Means to Evaluate Cardiovascular... Typescript and notes. Also given as a lecture, Sacramento, September 24, 1977, 1977
Box 10 Folder 21
Cardio-Pulmonary Dynamics and Electrical Resistance Changes in the Thorax, with Robert D. Allison, 1964
Box 10 Folder 22
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Personnel Suddenly Exposed to Very Low Temperature Windblast, with Albert W. Hetherington, et al., 1951
Box 10 Folder 23
Changes in Alveolar Gas Tensions during Acclimatization at 10,000 Feet and the Effect of the Latter... With A. W. Heatherington, et al. Published in the Symposium on Military Physiology, December 4-6, 1947, 1947
Box 10 Folder 24
Changes in Concentration of Nitrogen During Respiratory Cycle Breathing Air, with Bruno Balke, et al., 1951
Box 10 Folder 25
Changes in Lung Compliance and Functional Residual Capacity with Posture, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1958
Box 10 Folder 26
Characteristics of Respiratory Flow and Pressures in Newborn Infants, with Robert F. Goddard, et al., 1961
Box 10 Folder 27
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease at Moderate Altitude (1600 m) and the Effects of Breathing at Sea Level Draft Methods and Procedures, New Version. Handwritten draft and notes, undated
Box 10 Folder 28
Circulation and Respiration Response to Arm Exercise and Lower Body Negative Pressure, with Y. Kobayashi, et al., 1980
Box 10 Folder 29
Closing Volume by Single Breath Nitrogen Washout: A Useful Pulmonary Function Test, with S. V. Rao. Typescript draft and notes
Box 10 Folder 30
Comments on Letter of Dr. R. L. Masland, January 4, 1951. Typescript copy, January 22, 1951
Box 10 Folder 31
Comparison of Noninvasive Pulsed Doppler and Fick Measurements of Stroke Volume in Cardiac Patients, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1984
Box 10 Folder 32
Conference on "Effects of CO2 on Mammalian Tissue". Comments by Ulrich C. Luft at the Conference... Typescript and handwritten draft, 1980
Box 10 Folder 33
Considerations on Appraisal of Physical Fitness, with David Cardus-Pascual, et al., 1962
Box 10 Folder 34
Continuous Positive Pressure Breathing in Aviation. Handwritten draft and notes, undated

Contribution of the Haldane Effect to the Rise of Arterial PCO2 in Hypoxic Patients Breathing Oxygen

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With Mary Mostyn, et al., 1981
Box 10 Folder 36
Handwritten draft, undated
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Draft submitted to the American Review of Respiratory Disease. Includes correspondence and reviews, 1979 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 2
Draft submitted to Critical Care Medicine. Includes correspondence, 1980
Box 11 Folder 3
Drafts submitted to the Journal of the American Physiological Society. Includes correspondence and comments, 1979 - 1980
Box 11 Folder 4
Old notes. Includes drafts, data, graphs, and undated typescript summary
Box 11 Folder 5
Preliminary miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 11 Folder 6
Associated reprints by others with notes by Ulrich Luft
Box 11 Folder 7
Derivation of a Three-Compartment Model. Includes undated typescript, notes and graph
Box 11 Folder 8
Diskussionbemerkung zur Thema Kohlenoxyd, 1937
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Distribution of Ventilation and Diffusion with Perfusion in a Two-Compartment Model Gas Exchange, with Vidal Melo. Published in Oxygen Transport to Tissue, 12, 1990
Box 11 Folder 10
Early Detection of Deteriorative Trends in Pulmonary Function, 1967
Box 11 Folder 11
Effect of Carbooxyhemoglobin on the Carbon Dioxide Combining Curve of Whole Blood, with J. C. Elliott. Typescript copy with abstract, 1971
Box 11 Folder 12
Effect of Induced Hypoxia on Thermoregulation and Cardiopulmonary Function, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1963
Box 11 Folder 13
Effect of Lower Body Negative Pressure Release on Hyperpnea Induced by Inhaled Gas, with Jack A. Loeppky, 1980
Box 11 Folder 14
Effective Tracheal and Intrathoracic Pressures Obtained with the D-1 Pressure-Demand Regulator, with Richard W. Bancroft, 1953
Box 11 Folder 15
Effectiveness of Ventilation in Healthy Adults, 1956
Box 11 Folder 16
Effects of Altitude Climates on Human Performance: A Review, 1969
Box 11 Folder 17
Effects of Cervical Vagotomy on Pulmonary Ventilation and Mechanics, with Thomas P. K. Lim, et al., 1958
Box 11 Folder 18
Effects of Regional Hemoconcentration During LBNP on Plasma Volume Determinations, with Jack A. Loeppky, 1979
Box 11 Folder 19
Eichung der Matthesschen Sauerstoffuhr mit Alveolarluft, with Hermann Becker-Freyseng, et al., 1939
Box 11 Folder 20
Electrocardiogram During and After Exercise in Relation to Serum Electrolytes and pH. Abstract, 1970
Box 12 Folder 1
Elimination of Carbon Monoxide by Resting Adult Men. Typescript copy. Includes graphs by Ulrich Luft and associated reprints of others, undated
Box 12 Folder 2
Emphysema at Medium Altitude, with Mary E. Mostyn, et al., 1968
Box 12 Folder 3
Entwurf. Typescript drafts, 1939
Box 12 Folder 4
Erich Opitz. Includes galley proofs, death notice, text written for memorial service by D. Andersen, and photographs of Erich Opitz and members of his family, 1955
Box 12 Folder 5
Evolution of the Hypoxia Warning Device, with Richard W. Bancroft, et al., 1955
Box 12 Folder 6
Expiratory Resistance as Determined from Transthoracic Pressure during Rapid Decompression. Includes typescript, notes and graphs, 1955
Box 12 Folder 7
Famous Fallacies in Altitude Physiology, 1980
Box 12 Folder 8
Fluctuations in O2 Stores and Gas Exchange with Passive Changes in Posture, with Jack A. Loeppky, 1977
Box 12 Folder 9
Functional Residual Capacity and Elastic Properties of Lungs after Vagotomy, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1958
Box 12 Folder 10
Funktionelle Orthologie der Atmung die Lungenbeluftung und der Alveolare Gasaustausch, 1961
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Gas Exchange and Cardiovascular Functions at Rest and in Exercise under the Effects of Extrinsic... With Bruno Balke, et al., 1953
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Gaseous Nitrogen Elimination, with Walter M. Boothby, et al., 1952
Box 12 Folder 13
Gravitational Effects on Blood Distribution, Ventilation, and Gas Exchange at the Onset and Termination... With Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes correspondence, 1978
Box 12 Folder 14
Hans Hartmann. Berlin. Handwritten draft, 1962
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Herstellung von Sauerstoff-Stickstoff-Gemischen. Includes typescript notes. For English translation, see "The Production of Oxygen-Nitrogen Mixtures", 1940
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Hohenanpassung. Includes correspondence, 1941

Hohenanpassung am Jungfraujoch

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I. Mitteilung. Untersuchungen der Atmung und des Blutes... With H. Becker-Freyseng, et al, 1942
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II. Mitteilung. Atemvolumen und Kohlensauresystem bei akutem... With H. Becker-Freyseng, et al., 1942
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III. Mitteilung. Steigerung der Hohenfestigkeit wahrend der Hohenpassung... With E. Opitz, 1942
Box 12 Folder 20
IV. Mitteilung. Umstellung und Annpassung der Atmung in 3500 m Hohe... With H. H. Loeschcke, et al., 1942
Box 12 Folder 21
V. Mitteilung. Die Beteiligung der Niere am Saure-Basenhaushalt... With H. H. Loescheke, et al., 1943
Box 12 Folder 22
Hohenfestigkeit, with Bruno Balke, undated
Box 12 Folder 23
Hohenfestigkeit bei Hohenlageversuchen in der U-Kammer und am O2-N2-Gemisch, with R. Schwarzbach. Includes galley proofs, 1944
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Hypoxamische Veranderungen des Zentralnervensystems im Experiment, with Franz Buchner, 1936
Box 12 Folder 25
Hypoxia: A Clinical-Physiological Approach, with Silvio Finkelstein, 1968
Box 12 Folder 26
Hypoxia in Rapid Decompression. Presented at the Panel on Biological Hazards in Manned Orbiting Stations at the International Orbiting Laboratory and Space Science Conference, October, 1969. Includes correspondence, 1969
Box 12 Folder 27
Influence of General Hypoxia on Local Cold Injury, with Josef Pichotka, 1951
Box 12 Folder 28
Influence of High Altitude upon the Exercise Tolerence, with Bruno Balke, undated
Box 12 Folder 29
Influence of Hypoxia on Thermal Homeostasis in Man, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1962
Box 12 Folder 30
Instantaneous Stroke Volume in Man during Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP), with Jack A. Loeppky. Also given at the Fall Meeting of the American Physiological Society. Includes notes and reprints of others, 1979
Box 13 Folder 1
Instructions for Nitrous Oxide Cardiac Output Circuit. Typescript, undated
Box 13 Folder 2
Intermittent Positive Pressure-Aerosol Therapy in Pediatrics, with Roy F. Goddard, 1956
Box 13 Folder 3
Irreversible hypoxamische Organveranderungen bei alten und jungen Tieren im Unterdruck, 1937
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Irreversible Organveranderungen durch Hypoxamie im Unterdruck, 1937
Box 13 Folder 5
K-S Disposible Oxygen Mask, with A. D. Tuttle, et al., 1951
Box 13 Folder 6
Kalte und Kalteschutz im Hochgebirge: Die Erfahrungen der Himalaja-Expeditionen, 1942
Box 13 Folder 7
Kohlensaurezusatz zum Sauerstoff in grossen Hohen? With Erich Opitz. Includes draft, notes and unpublished galley proofs, 1943
Box 13 Folder 8
Laboratory Facilities for Adaptation Research: Low Pressures, 1963
Box 13 Folder 9
Latency of Hypoxia on Exposure to Altitude above 50,000 Feet, with Hans G. Clamman, et al., 1951
Box 13 Folder 10
List of Scientific Equipment in Use with the Department of Physiology that Is the Personal Property of U. Luft, 1947
Box 13 Folder 11
Longitudinal Study on Physical Performance of Ten Pilots over a Ten-Year Period, with Sarah A. Nunnelly, et al., 1972
Box 13 Folder 12
Luftfahrtmedizinische Forschungsinstitut, Berlin: Erinnerungen. Typescript copy, handwritten draft and notes, 1937 - 1945
Box 13 Folder 13
Manifestations of Brief Instantaneous Anoxia in Man, with Werner K. Noell, 1956
Box 13 Folder 14
Man's Ceiling as Determined in the Altitude Chamber, with David Bruce Dill. Typescript copy and notes, undated
Box 13 Folder 15
Mean Alveolar Gases and Alveolar-Arterial Gradients in Pulmonary Patients, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1979
Box 13 Folder 16
Measurements of Total Circulating Hemoglobin with the Carbon Monoxide Rebreathing Method, with David Cardus-Pascual, et al., 1963
Box 13 Folder 17
Mechanical Analog for Compliance. Handwritten notes and reprints of others
Box 13 Folder 18
Method Proposed by Thews... Handwritten draft and reprints of others, undated
Box 13 Folder 19
Mobilization of Red Cells and Oxygen from the Spleen in Severe Hypoxia, with Kurt Kramer, 1951
Box 13 Folder 20
Modified Procedure for the Determination of Body Volume by Hydrostatic Weighing, with Thomas P. K. Lim, 1961
Box 13 Folder 21
Modified Rebreathing Procedure for Mixed Venous Gas Tensions, with John C. Elliott, et al., 1969
Box 13 Folder 22
Morphologische Bild hypoxamischer Organveranderungen, 1938
Box 13 Folder 23
Mountain Sickness, Acute and Chronic. Handwritten draft, notes and reprints of others, undated
Box 13 Folder 24
Non-Invasive Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function by Systolic Time Intervals. Handwritten draft with notes and reprints, undated
Box 13 Folder 25
Notebook: Anatomy notes and drawings, 1929 - 1930
Box 14 Folder 1
Otto Gauer und die Gravitationsphysiologie. Typescript copy of talk given at a symposium for Otto Gauer, May 2, in Berlin. Includes program, 1979
Box 14 Folder 2
Oxygen Content and Capacity. Typescript. Includes notes
Box 14 Folder 3
Oxygen Diffusion and Transport in Explosive Decompression, with H. G. Clamann, et al. Published in Symposium on Military Physiology, 1947
Box 14 Folder 4
Pathophysiological Changes in the Lungs during Extracorporeal Circulation, with Robert Cartwright, et al., 1962
Box 14 Folder 5
Pathophysiological Sequelae of Bronchopulmonary Lavage in the Dog, with B. A. Muggenburg, et al., 1972
Box 14 Folder 6
Physical Competence of Men from 20 to 45 Years of Age, with Elizabeth H. Roorbach. Abstract, 1957
Box 14 Folder 7
Physical Performance in Relation to Body Size and Composition, with David Cardus-Pascual, et al., 1963
Box 14 Folder 8
Physical Performance in Relation to Fat Free Weight in Women Compared to Men, with Frances McGill, 1968
Box 14 Folder 9
Physiologic Alterations of Altitude in Aviation. Includes handwritten and typescript drafts, 1969
Box 14 Folder 10
Physiological Aspects of Travel by Jet Aircraft: Abstract for Panel on "The Jet Age and Chest Medicine." Typescript copy. Includes "Physiological Aspects of High Altitude Flight: Synopsis," graphs and notes, undated
Box 14 Folder 11
Physiological Aspects of Pressure Cabins and Rapid Decompression. Includes handwritten draft and graph, 1954
Box 14 Folder 12
Physiological Aspects of Prolonged Flight at High Altitudes and Survival in Emergencies, 1953
Box 14 Folder 13
Physiological Limitations in Cabin Environment and Human Adaptations, 1952
Box 14 Folder 14
Physiologische Beobachtungen am Nanga Parbat 1937-1938, with Hans Hartmann, et al., 1941
Box 14 Folder 15
Plasma Electrolytes, pH, and the ECG during and after Exhaustive Exercise, with N. Coester, et al. Typescript
Box 14 Folder 16
Possible Mechanisms of Fatal Injury in Rapid Decompression. Notes and correspondence, 1968
Box 14 Folder 17
Possible Mechanisms of Fatal Injury in Rapid Decompression from 8,000 to 30,000 Feet Simulated Altitude... Handwritten drafts, 1968
Box 14 Folder 18
Principles of Adaptation to Altitude. Presented at the Symposium on Physiological Adaptations: Desert and Mountain, in Honor of David Bruce Dill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, April 19-20. Includes notes and program, 1971
Box 14 Folder 19
Production of Oxygen-Nitrogen Mixtures. Translation of Ulrich Luft's Die Herstellung von Sauerstoff-Stickstoff-Gemischen, 1946, 1940
Box 14 Folder 20
Pulmonary Edema: an Abnormal Accumulation of Extra-Vascular Fluid in the Lungs. Handwritten draft with notes, undated
Box 14 Folder 21
Pulmonary Function, Body Composition and Physical Fitness of 415 Airline Pilots in Relation to Age, 1973
Box 14 Folder 22
Pulmonary Function Tests. Pamphlet issued by the Physiology Department, Lovelace-Bataan Medical Center, with foreword by Ulrich Luft and glossary of terms, 1977
Box 14 Folder 23
Pulmonary Nitrogen Clearance as a Criterion of Ventilatory Efficiency, with Elizabeth H. Roorbach, et al., 1955
Box 14 Folder 24
Quantitative Description of Whole Blood CO2 Dissociation Curve and Haldane Effect, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes correspondence and comments of referee, 1983
Box 14 Folder 25
Rapid Decompression. Submitted to Panel I: Biological Hazards in Manned Orbiting Space Stations, October, 1969. Includes abstract and "Summary of Experiments in Space Cabin Atmospheres, Humans/Animals," by E. M. Roth, 1967, 1969
Box 14 Folder 26
Rapid Decompression with Pressure-Demand Oxygen Equipment, with Richard W. Bancroft, et al. Includes notes, graphs and reprints of others, 1953
Box 15 Folder 1
Recovery of the Respiratory System Following Blast Injury, with Edward G. Damon, et al., 1970
Box 15 Folder 2
Regulation of Breathing at Altitude in Health and Pulmonary Disease. Handwritten drafts, notes and reprints of others, undated
Box 15 Folder 3
Respiratory Atmosphere for Space Cabins. Handwritten draft, notes and reprints. Presented at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, undated
Box 15 Folder 4
Respiratory System, 1971
Box 15 Folder 5
Review of John F. Fulton's Decompression Sickness: Caisson Sickness, Diver's and Flyer's Bends and Related... Review for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Typescript drafts, 1951
Box 15 Folder 6
Review of proposal by Karl E. Schaefer, "CO2 Effects on Human and Animal Health." Handwritten draft. Includes correspondence, 1981
Box 15 Folder 7
Reviews of proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation by various researchers. Includes correspondence, 1970 - 1984
Box 15 Folder 8
Sauerstoff auf Hochgebirgsespeditionen. Presented at a conference April 21-22, 1939, in Gottingen, Germany, 1939
Box 15 Folder 9
Selection and Maintenance Program for Astronauts for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, with W. Randolph Lovelace, et al., 1962
Box 15 Folder 10
Selection of Astronauts Including Dynamic Testing, with W. Randolph Lovelace, et al., 1965
Box 15 Folder 11
Shifts in O2 Stores with Posture Affecting Apparent O2 Intake, with Jack A. Loeppky. Abstract, 1974
Box 15 Folder 12
Simple Measurement of Density Dependence of Total Respiratory Conductance in Young Asthmatic Children, with W. C. Tuttle, et al. Abstract, 1978
Box 15 Folder 13
Spirometric Methods. Includes galley proof, 1958
Box 15 Folder 14
Standard Ventilation at Altitude. Typescript, undated
Box 15 Folder 15
Steigerung der Hohenfestigkeit durch Anpassung, 1939
Box 15 Folder 16
Steigerung der Hohenfestigkeit durch naturliche Hohenanpassung fur den Flug uber 12000 m, 1944
Box 15 Folder 17
Study of the Physiological Changes in the Lungs during Cardiopulmonary Bypass, 1960
Box 15 Folder 18
Thermal Homoiostasis under Hypoxia in Man, with Thomas P. K. Lim. Includes handwritten drafts, notes, graphs, and correspondence, 1965
Box 15 Folder 19
Tolerance of Acute Hypoxia after Acclimatization. Paper given in Lima, Peru. Typescript copies with graphs, 1949
Box 15 Folder 20
Tolerance to Lower Body Negative Pressure Before and After Acute Dehydration in the Heat, with L. G. Myhre, et al. Includes abstract, outline, notes, and graphs, 1976
Box 15 Folder 21
Total Body Water and Lean Body Mass Estimated by Ethanol Dilution, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1977
Box 15 Folder 22
Transthoracic Pressure in Man during Rapid Decompression, with Richard W. Bancroft. Includes typescript drafts and notes, 1956
Box 15 Folder 23
Use of the Forced-Oscillation Method to Determine Total Respiratory Conductance in Healthy Subjects... Typescript copy, undated
Box 15 Folder 24
Validation and Application of Single Breath Cardiac Output Determinations in Man, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes typescript copy, abstract and two photocopied pages (759 and 753) of published article, 1985
Box 15 Folder 25
Verbesserung der Hohenfestigkeit durch Anpassung, 1942
Box 15 Folder 26
Versuche mit einem Stratospharen-Uberdruckhelm, with Hans G. Clamann, 1944
Box 15 Folder 27
William Randolph Lovelace II, 1907-1965. Written for Astronautica ACTA, 1966
Box 15 Folder 28
Winter Survival and Rescue. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 9, 1970
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Work Capacity after Blood Donation, with Bruno Balke, et al., 1954
Box 16 Folder 2
Work Capacity, Exercise Responses and Body Composition of Professional Pilots in Relation to Age, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1989
Box 16 Folder 3
Zur Durchfuhrung von Hohenfestigkeitsprufungen bei der Truppe. Typescript copy, 1940
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Zur Medikamentosen Leistungssteigerung im Hochgebirge, 1944
Box 16 Folder 5
Zur Verwendung von Hohenatemgeraten auf Himalajaexpeditionen, 1941
Box 16 Folder 6
Zweiter Bericht zur Hohenanpassung fur fliegende Besatzungen und ihre Erhaltung durch wiederhaltes U-Kammer... Typescript copy, 1943

NASA Research Reports

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Final Report: Contract NASA 9-7009. May, 1967 - November, 1969, 1970
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Research Report. Contract: NASA 9-7009. Prepared by Ulrich Luft and S. Finkelstein, et al., December 28, 1971

Research Report on: Specialized Physiological Studies in Support of Manned Space Flight

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Contract NAS 9-12572. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with L. G. Myhre, et al. Includes notes, 1973
Box 16 Folder 10
Contract: NAS 9-12572. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes notes and drafts, 1974
Box 16 Folder 11
Contract: NAS 9-[14472]. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1975
Box 16 Folder 12
Contract NAS 9-14920. Final Report, December, 1977. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al., 1977
Box 16 Folder 13
Contract: NAS 9-15483, December, 1978. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with Jack A. Loeppky, et al. Includes correspondence, 1978
Box 17 Folder 1
Contract: NAS 9-15483. Final Report, July, 1980. Prepared by Ulrich Luft, with J.A. Loeppky, et al. Includes correspondence, 1980

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH MATERIAL: Arranged in six subseries according to type of material, following Luft's own categorizations by format type and use: A) Notes and Data, B) Index Cards and Graphs, C) Pulmonary Function and Exercise Data on U. Luft, D) Subject Files, E) Prints, Slides and Films, and F) Lantern Slides.

The first two subseries contain notes and data on his own experimental research and notes he made during his study of the work of others.

A) Notes and Data are arranged alphabetically using Luft's own titles for his areas of research. Items in the folders are varied and include handwritten and typescript notes, graphs, tables, charts, formulae, and calculations.

B) Index Cards and Graphs also use Luft's original titles for the notes and citations he made on cards and data recorded on graphs.

C) Pulmonary Function and Exercise Data on U. Luft is arranged chronologically. Luft often used himself as a subject, and this subseries tracks his results for the years 1954-1980.

D) Subject Files primarily consist of copies and reprints of articles by other researchers with annotations by Luft. They are arranged alphabetically using Luft's titles and occasionally contain correspondence and notes.

E) Prints, Slides and Films are arranged alphabetically, mostly under Luft's titles. They show research data, equipment, people, and procedures.

F) Lantern Slides. These are arranged alphabetically using Luft's titles and also contain research related subject matter.

Notes and Data

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Aging - Exercise - Body Composition. Notes and charts
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Alveolar-Arterial Gas Pressure Difference, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide (AaDO2 and AaDCO2). Graphs
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Correcting PcO2 for Body Temperature. Graphs and nonogram
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Dead Spaces. Calculations and graph
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Exercise-Induced Asthma (E.I.A.)
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Flow Volume Contours - Luft. Based on Ulrich Luft's tests on himself. See Series 4C Pulmonary Function and Exercise Date on U. Luft
Box 17 Folder 8
Hg Strain Gauge and Digital Plethymograph. Schedule of Tests
Box 17 Folder 9
Hypothermia and Carbon Dioxide
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Impedance Plethsmography. Small Bagno Unit
Box 17 Folder 11
Luftpumpe. Specifications, etc., 1972
Box 17 Folder 12
Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Diagrams. Preliminary. (AaDO2 AaDCO2)
Box 17 Folder 13
Phosphate Buffer for Calibrating pH Meter. Charts
Box 17 Folder 14
Pulmonary Functions. Experiment. Notes, data and tables
Box 17 Folder 15
Rapid Decompression. Calculation and Data
Box 17 Folder 16
Residual Air - Expansion Method. Includes typescript of results, notes, data, and graphs
Box 17 Folder 17
SCUBA
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Cold and Compartments

Sea Level Study

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Summary tables and graphs, 1970 - 1979
Box 17 Folder 20
Tables 1-3
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Single Breaths on Q Patients. Graphs
Box 17 Folder 22
Test Pilots - Astronauts
Box 17 Folder 23
Versuch zur Alv.-Luft-Entnahme auf 14000 m Hohe. U.K.V. 676. Berlin, February 25, 1941
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Leather pouch set of index cards
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Mixed index cards
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Mixed index cards, continued

Index Cards and Graphs

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AaD
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Rapid Decompression (PES)