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James Milledge Papers MSS 455
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    Title: James Milledge Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 455
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet 2 archives boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1960 - 1981
    Abstract: The papers of James Milledge, a British high altitude physiologist and mountaineer. The collection includes diaries, databooks, correspondence, and clipping files documenting Milledge's participation in the 1960-61, 1964, and 1981 expeditions to Mt. Everest and the 1981 expedition to Mt. Kongur in eastern China. The correspondence is primarily between Milledge and his wife and other family members during Milledge's different visits to Everest. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE and 3) EXPEDITIONS.
    Creator: Milledge, James S.


    James Milledge is a British physiologist educated at the University of Birmingham. Specializing in chest medicine, he was on the staff of Christian Medical College from 1962 to 1972. Since 1972, he has been a scientific member of the the Medical Research Council at Northwick Park Hospital and a consulting physician.
    Milledge was a member of the 1960/1961 Silver Hut expedition to Mt. Everest, which was led by Sir Edmund Hillary. He spent the winter months during that expedition at 5800 meters, studying the long term effect of high altitude on humans. In the Second School House expedition to Everest in 1964, also led by Hillary, Milledge investigated some of the physiological differences between Sherpas and lowlanders at high altitude. Milledge was also a member of the American Medical Research Expedition to Everest, which was organized and led by John B. West in 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    James Milledge Papers, MSS 0455. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

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    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Milledge, James S. -- Archives
    Adaptation (Physiology)
    Altitude, Influence of
    China--Description and travel
    Diaries--20th century.
    Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)--Description and travel
    Konger Mount (China) -- Description and travel
    Mountain sickness
    Mountaineering -- China -- Konger Mount
    Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
    Mountaineering expeditions -- China -- Konger Mount
    Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
    Mountaineering expeditions -- Himalaya Mountains
    Nepal -- Description and travel
    Physiologists -- Biography
    Physiology -- History