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Lahiri (Sukhamay) Papers
MSS 0759  
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Description
Papers of physiologist Sukhamay Lahiri, documenting his research in oxygen sensing and high altitude physiology. Lahiri participated in the Silver Hut Expedition of 1960-1961 and the American Medical Research Expedition to Everest in 1981. The collection includes correspondence, writings, data, laboratory notebooks, photographs, and digital files.
Background
Sukhamay (Larry) Lahiri was born April 1, 1933 in Natore, India (now in Bangladesh). He attended Presidency College at the University of Calcutta, where he received a bachelor's degree with honors in physiology in 1951, a master's degree in 1953, and a D. Phil. in 1956. Lahiri received a second D. Phil. in physiology from Oxford University in 1959. Returning to Calcutta University, he worked as an assistant professor of physiology until moving to the United States in 1965. Lahiri was employed as assistant professor of physiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and then as senior research associate at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago. In 1969, Lahiri was hired as associate professor, then professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Extent
4.25 Linear feet (10 archives boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.