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The Collections

The Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives (MCL&A) continues to support research of the past, present and future of hyperbaric medicine.  Through a partnership with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and other groups, MCL&A has developed a strong collection of hyperbaric medicine materials.

Available collections include:

  • Books and Journals: Current books and journals on hyperbaric medicine in the clinical and research setting.
  • Archival Records: Papers and records from individuals who have been involved with the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology from the 1960s to 1990s.
  • Manuscripts: Research materials from prominent physicians and researchers who have been involved with the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology and/or the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society from 1919 to 2009.
  • Images: Photographs and films pertaining to the construction and use of Duke's hyperbaric chambers and hyperbaric medicine in general, from 1930s to 2009.
  • Artifacts: Nonprint materials related to hyperbaric medicine.
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Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke

Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University

The first hyperbaric chamber was installed at Duke University in 1963.  Since that time, the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology has become an internationally recognized center for clinical practice, research and education in hyperbaric medicine.  The Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology is the only hyperbaric facility in North Carolina accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and serves as the Southeast regional referral center for hyperbaric medicine.

Hyperbaric Medicine Collections at Medical Center Library & Archives

In 2005, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) moved its headquarters to Durham, North Carolina, the home of Duke University.   The organization made arrangements to transfer its hyperbaric medicine collections to the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives, with the understanding that the library and archives would care for these collections and offer their services to all members of the UHMS.  For more information on the services available to members of the UHMS at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives, see this guide.

For information on the location and hours of the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, see 'Contact the Medical Library' and 'Contact Medical Center Archives' boxes to the right.

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919-660-1184

Contact the Medical Library

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Email: mclref@mc.duke.edu

919-660-1100

Hours:
M-F: 8am - 12am
Sat : 12pm - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 12am
*Restricted access
Sat, Sun & after 6pm M-F

http://www.mclibrary.duke.edu/ 

Contact Us

Have a question, want to make an appointment, or need help getting started with your research?

Contact Us: (919) 383-2653 dumc.archives@mc.duke.edu

Hours: M-F, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Street Address: 1408A Christian Ave., Durham, NC 27705 [Map & Directions]


Archives Staff Are Also Available on Campus:

Medical Center Library, Room 103G

Hours: By appointment

Medical Center Archives Website