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Duke University Medical Center Archives
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Medical Center Archives actively collects the official records of DUMC and DUHS departments and divisions, including a variety of materials that provide evidence of the business, interests, and activities through the years. Centralizing materials and relieving individual offices of the burden of storing and servicing records promotes reater and more efficient use of records. Archives is supported by the Health System and the School of Medicine and is administratively part of the Medical Center Library.

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Albert R. Behnke Papers, 1906-1996 62.25 Linear Feet (41 cartons, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box)

Albert Behnke, a physician and captain in the United States Navy; pioneered the development of body composition assessment through the study of elite athletes; member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Collection contains correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, reprints, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, decompression, diving physiology, and body composition. Materials range in date from 1906 to 1997.

This collection contains the professional papers of Dr. Albert Behnke, who researched extensively within the hyperbaric medical field. Types of materials include correspondence, lectures, research files, conference material, notebooks, research reports, published materials, photographs, and slides. Materials date from 1906 to 1990, with the bulk of the materials from 1945 to 1988.