Dr. Christian Lambertsen, environmental medicine research professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has donated his collection of literature and research to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Charles W. Shilling Library. Today, the raw data, books, and technical reports arrived at Duke University Medical Center. The Shilling Library is managed by Duke and will allow for ongoing access to this collection of valuable history and research. This transfer of knowledge comes as a result of months of planning, contract and copyright negotiations, and careful organization prior to shipping.
The collection is going to be pre-processed by volunteers from both the UHMS and the Rubicon Foundation prior to final delivery to the Duke Medical Center Library and Archives staff.
Included in this collection are numerous 16mm films that contain footage from the predictive dive series. These tests defined much of what we know about the operational use of oxygen in diving. If you are able to assist in the conversion of these films to a digital format or would like to donate to support this effort, please contact us.