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Bruno Balke Papers
MSS 0468  
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Description
Writings of Bruno Balke, a physician and researcher specializing in the areas of sports medicine and the impact of environmental factors on work performance of humans. Covering the years 1937-1982, the collection includes Balke's 1937 doctoral dissertation in sports medicine, his 1945 Ph.D. thesis about physical performance at high altitude, and various articles about the impact of altitude and deep space on human physiology. Some of the early writings are in German, while all items written after 1945 are in English.
Background
German emigre and researcher in sports medicine and environmental factors influencing human work performance. Balke was educated in the University of Berlin medical school, receiving his degree in sports medicine in 1937. In 1938, he was recruited as team physician for the German expedition to the summit of Nanga Parbat, a Himalayan mountain cresting at 26,700 feet. His experiences on the mountain inspired his life-long interest in human performance under extreme environmental conditions.
Extent
0.20 linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.