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Guide to the Ed Thalmann Papers, 1970-2003 (MC.0094)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Ed Thalmann (1945-2004), former assistant clinical professor in anesthesiology for Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and assistant medical director of the Divers Alert Network in Durham, North Carolina. Types of materials include correspondence, reference files, articles, slides, manuals, and notes. Major subjects include decompression, decompression sickness, and diving. Materials range in date from 1970 to 2003, with the bulk of material undated.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0094
Title
Ed Thalmann Papers
Date
1970-2003
Creator
Thalmann, Edward
Extent
28.5 Linear Feet (18 cartons, 3 flat boxes)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Contains the professional papers of Ed Thalmann, former assistant clinical professor in anesthesiology for Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and assistant medical director of the Divers Alert Network in Durham, North Carolina. Types of materials include correspondence, reference files, articles, slides, manuals, and notes. Major subjects include decompression, decompression sickness, and diving. Materials range in date from 1970 to 2003, with the bulk of material undated.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Papers, 1970-2005.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Papers, 1970-2003

Series Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, reference files, articles, slides, manuals, and notes. Major subjects include decompression, decompression sickness, and diving. Materials range in date from 1970 to 2003, with the bulk of material undated.

Rebreathers, undated
Box 1
Air Algorithm Evaluation, undated
Box 1
[various research articles], undated
Box 1
Pending Articles, undated
Box 1
[Thalmann's Reports], undated
Box 1
Aseptic Bone Necrosis, undated
Box 1
LAR V 102 Sets (empty), undated
Box 1
Sound/Audiology/ Inner Ear Equilibrium/Ear Barotrauma, undated
Box 1
Drowning, undated
Box 1
Military Personnel Record, undated
Box 2
Fitreps, undated
Box 2
O2 Decompression Protocol, undated
Box 2
Sens/Spec Analysis, undated
Box 2
Air/HeO2-UMS Mtg, undated
Box 2
Thalmann's Decomp Theory Notes #1, undated
Box 2
Thalmann's Decomp Theory Notes Vol. 2, undated
Box 2
NEDU Data Tape Index, undated
Box 2
Decompress Bubble Model Group, undated
Box 2
Real Time Algorithm Development, undated
Box 2
Respirator Stds., undated
Box 2
Altitude Data Bases, undated
Box 2
Early Bubble Equation Calculations, undated
Box 2
Notes-N2O2 Table Devel., undated
Box 2
Blood Gas Computations, undated
Box 2
UBA Designs Goals Report, undated
Box 2
[Resistive Loads], undated
Box 2
Oxygen Diving and Toxicity II, undated
Box 2
Computer Software Documentation, undated
Box 2
Patent Appl., undated
Box 2
Repet. Dive Workshop Paper, undated
Box 2
Decompression Sickness, undated
Box 3
Thalmann's Reports Vol. II, undated
Box 4
[Saturation Diving], undated
Box 4
Carbon Monoxide, undated
Box 4
88-06 OCS Reports, undated
Box 4
Handbook of Physiology-Section on Decompression, undated
Box 4
DCIEM-Terms of Ref. file, undated
Box 4
Upward Excursion Paper-Original Draft, undated
Box 4
[Decompression Research Papers], undated
Box 4
Tunnel Tables, undated
Box 4
[Engineering and Health in Compressed Air Work], undated
Box 4
New Air Tables, undated
Box 4
[US Navy Diving Manual and Notes], undated
Box 5
[Duke/Navy Undersea and Occupational Medicine Residency-October 18, 1994], undated
Box 5
[Reserach Notes and Correspondence], undated
Box 5
[Charts and Figures], undated
Box 5
[Papers and Correspondence Re: Diving Decompression Tables], undated
Box 5
Decompression Vol. III 26 Jan. 87-, undated
Box 5
Treatment Table Analysis, undated
Box 5
[Guidelines for Validating the PADI Repetitive Data Planner 16 Dec 89], undated
Box 5
[Research Project Progress Reports], undated
Box 5
[Notes and Calculations], undated
Box 5
[Revision of US Navy Diving and Manned Hyperbaric Systems Safety Certification], undated
Box 5
Predicting the Time Occurance of Decompression Sickness, undated
Box 5
60' Air Sat Treatments, undated
Box 5
[Various Decompression Articles and Research], undated
Box 5
[Closed Living Spaces/Ventilation Research and Correspondence], undated
Box 5
[Calculations and Notes; Critical radius of endotherms], undated
Box 6
A Model for Predicting Finger Cooling During Cold Water Immersion, undated
Box 6
Can Carbon Dioxide Improve Dry Suit Insulation?, undated
Box 6
[Insulation and Exposure Notes and Tablets], undated
Box 6
Weinberg Thermal Paper, undated
Box 6
Hot Water/Cold Water Exposure Limits-Computer Programs/Outputs, undated
Box 6
Weinberg-Thermal Guidelines, undated
Box 6
[Saturation and Decompression Figures and Notes], undated
Box 6
Monolayers/Great Lakes Talk, undated
Box 6
[Phsyiology Research], undated
Box 6
Oxygen/Kinetics, undated
Box 6
Monsanto Diver, undated
Box 6
Rebreather Physiology Talk-TEK, undated
Box 6
ENVR 159 Analytical Thought & Risk Assessment Spring 95, undated
Box 6
[Notes, Calculations and Computer Computations], undated
Box 6
[Notes and Articles], undated
Box 6
[Gas, Bubbles, and Decompression Research], undated
Box 6
Jahong's Bubble Model Implementation, undated
Box 6
A Stochastic Model of Bubble Evolution During Decompression, undated
Box 6
Adjuncts to Recomp Theory, undated
Box 6
CO, undated
Box 6
HSE Workshop, undated
Box 6
[Lawsuits and Related Research], undated
Box 6
Decomp Working Group Minutes/Plans/Correspondence, undated
Box 6
[Notes and Calculations Re: Finger Immersion], undated
Box 6
[Decompression Research and Notes: Brain and Spinal Focus], undated
Box 7
[Calculations], undated
Box 7
Proposal for Graduate Course in Diving Medicine, undated
Box 7
Undersea Occupational Medicine Residency Proposal, undated
Box 7
[Notes and Correspnodence Re: Undersea Occupational Medicine Residency], undated
Box 7
SOD Stuff/O2 Toxicity, undated
Box 7
ENVR 281 Applied Numerical Modeling Spring 95, undated
Box 7
ITPACK 2C: A FORTRAN Package for Solving Large Sparse Linear Systems by Adaptive Accelerated Iterative Methods, undated
Box 7
NSPCG User's Guide, undated
Box 7
[Mathematical Modeling], undated
Box 7
HeO2 Table Development Notes, undated
Box 7
[Conference Proceedings and Notes], undated
Box 7
60 FSW Air Sat Series-Protocols, undated
Box 7
O2 Kinetics, undated
Box 7
Phsyical Effects Gases: Barotrauma, Decompression Sickness, Isobaric Counter Diffusion, undated
Box 8
[UBA: Underwater Breathing Apparatus research and papers], undated
Box 8
UHMS '93 (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society), undated
Box 8
[Diving Medicine Chapter in USN Diving Manual 1994], undated
Box 8
Brief on Saturation Decompression Revision, undated
Box 8
["Bends" and Decompression Sickness], undated
Box 8
[Decompression Tables Overheads], undated
Box 8
[Various Articles on diving and neurological & pulmonary effects], undated
Box 8
[Risk Models], undated
Box 8
[Various Decompression Articles], undated
Box 8
[Oxygen and Toxicity], undated
Box 8
[Calculations: Blood Concentration as function of pressure], undated
Box 8
USN HeO2 Dives/Open Sea DCS, undated
Box 9
Submerged Exercising VO2 Measurements, undated
Box 9
Mathematical Modeling, Basic Science Articles, undated
Box 9
Phsysiological Measurement Procedures Equipment Tests, undated
Box 9
[Articles and Research on various topics and in multiple languages], undated
Box 9
Chapt 8-'88 Rev-ACLS Recomp, undated
Box 9
400 Feet 4 Hours; 650 Feet 4 Hours; Sub Sat Dives Old Data, undated
Box 9
Pulmonary Function Divers, undated
Box 9
Breathing Standards for UBA's II, undated
Box 9
blue binder with dive data, undated
Box 10
[DCS Modeling Data], undated
Box 10
Time/Depth Recorder UDC Dive Series Plots March '88, undated
Box 10
Dissub Decompression, undated
Box 10
150 FSW Dive Annexes Aug. '89; Dive Series #2, undated
Box 10
NSW Dive Profile Plots, undated
Box 10
[Decompression Models], undated
Box 10
[Various Articles and Research], undated
Box 10
[Dive Data], undated
Box 10
150 FSW Dive Series Protocol; Series #1, undated
Box 10
[Decompression Sickness Articles], undated
Box 10
NSW High PO2 Dives, undated
Box 10
Deep Ex '87 Report U.K., undated
Box 10
[EEG and Pressure Tables], undated
Box 11
UMS Slides: 1989 UMS Presentation, undated
Box 11
MSC Course: Pharmacology of Cases II, undated
Box 11
INM Update '87 Sat. Excur. Talk, undated
Box 11
Slides: Gainsville, undated
Box 11
O2 Toxicity-Std Med Officer Course; Line Officers, undated
Box 11
Transparencies, undated
Box 11
HPNS: High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, undated
Box 11
[Dive Data], undated
Box 11
[Geo-Centers. Inc.], undated
Box 11
Proposed Revision to Dive Protocol 22 March '94, undated
Box 11
94-01 CAPT Thalmann, undated
Box 11
[Decompression Notes & Presentations], undated
Box 11
A Model for Predicting Finger Cooling During Cold Water Immersion, undated
Box 11
[Comex-France], undated
Box 11
UBA Lecture Notes, undated
Box 11
Deep Diving, undated
Box 11
NMRI-Naval Medical Research Institute, undated
Box 11
[List of Reports Published], undated
Box 11
[Algorithms], undated
Box 11
[Decompression Risk], undated
Box 11
NEDU Mission/Medical, undated
Box 11
[Varoius Decompression Presentations & Reports], undated
Box 11
1000 FSW Dives, undated
Box 11
[Lists of Sailors for Hazardous Duty], undated
Box 11
[Articles on Decompression Schedules and Tables], undated
Box 11
DAN-Decompression Advisory Panel, undated
Box 11
[PADI/DAN Multi-Day Dive Study], undated
Box 11
[Neurospsychometric Research], undated
Box 11
notebook: Cellular Physiology Sept. '75, undated
Box 11
notebook: Mamalliam Phsyiology Sept. '75-Dec. '75, undated
Box 11
blue binder containing Navy Diving Manuals and Notes, undated
Box 11
brown binder containing manual from the USN Nuclear Medicine Division, undated
Box 11
brown binder containing Radiation Medicine Notes and Articles, undated
Box 11
Diving Tables, undated
Box 12
Air Repet Dive Proced Analysis, undated
Box 12
N2O2 Dives Phase I Dopplers, undated
Box 12
Doppler Data from 8 Sept. '83-23 Sept. '83, undated
Box 12
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Paper on RX DCS Drafts/Final, undated
Box 12
N2O2 Phase II Error Analysis Calculation, undated
Box 12
Decomp Validation Paper Ref. Notes, undated
Box 12
[Decompression and UBA Tests], undated
Box 12
[PCO2 Articles], undated
Box 12
Atlantis I Rebreather Instruction Manual, undated
Box 12
[Scuba Accident Police Incident Report], undated
Box 12
[Articles, Notes and Slides on Decompression], undated
Box 12
[Decompression Articles], undated
Box 12
[Toxicity: US, Britain, France], undated
Box 13
Exercise and Effects Increased Gas Density on Exercise (Static Loading Paper Refs.), undated
Box 13
[Naval Special Warfare Command], undated
Box 13
[Articles on UBA, Breathing, Respiratory, Oxygen Saturation], undated
Box 13
UDC Hardware, undated
Box 13
[Dive Data], undated
Box 13
[Diver Dress and Heat Research], undated
Box 13
[Oxy-Helium and Decompression Tables], undated
Box 13
Modeling the Human Impact on Nature, Hugett, Oxford, undated
Box 13
Handbook of Phsyiology-Section 4: Environmental Physiology Volume II, undated
Box 13
[Manual for Deep and Saturation Diving Systems], undated
Box 13
Ventilatory Response to Exercise During Simulated Deep Diving, undated
Box 14
Effects of Increased Gas Density or Changes in Gas Density on Pulmonary Function, undated
Box 14
Effects of Increased Breathing Resistance at Rest and Exercise, undated
Box 14
Wet, Submerged Exercise, undated
Box 14
Heart Rate Response, undated
Box 14
CO2 Effects, undated
Box 14
Dry Exercise at Increased Pressure, undated
Box 14
Immersion at Rest, undated
Box 14
[Calculations and Notes], undated
Box 14
white binder containing Notes, Articles and Tables, undated
Box 14
[Correspondence], undated
Box 15
green binder: Medical Officer Notes, undated
Box 15
Dive School Lectures; Sat Diving; Thermal Long Term Effects, undated
Box 15
Breathing Standards for UBA's I, undated
Box 15
[Gas Bubbles Articles], undated
Box 15
[Oxygen Articles], undated
Box 15
US Navy Divers Handbook-draft manuscript 24 Feb. 2003, undated
Box 15
Multiple Gas LE Model, undated
Box 15
DUKE RJMO Residency, undated
Box 15
Appendix A I-85 Diver Physical Characteristics Subject Name Key MK-16 Dives, undated
Box 16
Air Algorithm-Phase I-A Subjects, undated
Box 16
NEDU 8-85 Appendix C Individual Diving Intensity Rough, undated
Box 16
Air Algorithm Phase I-B, undated
Box 16
Air Algorithm Phase II, undated
Box 16
Air Algorithm Phase III, undated
Box 16
MDC, undated
Box 16
UDC Pahse II NEDU Report I-84 Subject Name Key, undated
Box 16
Air Algorithm Paper-Contents/Outlines/Notes, undated
Box 16
NEDU 8-85 Appendix C Diver Phsyical Characteristics Rough, undated
Box 16
B-12 Slides, undated
Box 16
Air Sat Dives, undated
Box 16
HeO2 Paper-Problem Areas, undated
Box 16
Rpt I-85 Msd Analysis, undated
Box 16
0.7 ATA HeO2 Tables, undated
Box 16
HeO2 Dives, undated
Box 16
Rept I-85 0.7 HeO2 Dives O2 BoHel Pressure Sheets, undated
Box 16
HeO2 Tables-UBA O2, CO2, N2 Data Analysis, undated
Box 16
HeO2 Table Correspondence MK 16 HeO2 Tables, undated
Box 16
Ergometer Plots HeO2 Dives Jan 1982-Ap 84, undated
Box 16
HeO2 Sat Excursions 1988, undated
Box 16
Nitrogen-Oxygen Excursion Tables for Saturation Diving, undated
Box 16
UDC Test Dives/Profiles/DCS Description Phase I Manned, undated
Box 16
[Decompression and Upward Excursion Paper and Data], undated
Box 16
[Bubble and Gas Calculations and Data], undated
Box 16
blue folder: Heat Flow Correspondence, Plots, Specs, undated
Box 16
[Dive Data], undated
Box 16
[Workshop Agendas], undated
Box 17
Probabalistic DCS Slides #2 Non-Data, undated
Box 17
The UHMS DCI Adjunctive Therapy Symposium 2004, undated
Box 17
[Mammals Papers and Correspondence], undated
Box 17
[Decompression Papers and Correspondence], undated
Box 17
Development of Guidelines for Flying after Diving], undated
Box 17
Conversion Tables, undated
Box 17
Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems: Building Blocks for Iterative Methods, undated
Box 17
Decompression Risk During High Altitude Operations Conducted After Diving, undated
Box 17
[Decompression Treatment], undated
Box 17
[Searle-Monsanto Research Scientific Diving Board], undated
Box 17
[Gas Bubble Calculations], undated
Box 17
Dynamic Spirometry: Decompression Rate Data, undated
Box 18
Dynamic Spirometry: Decompression Rate Data, undated
Box 19
Dynamic Spirometry: Decompression Rate Data, undated
Box 20
Video Tapes and Data disks, undated
Box 21

Biographical Note

Edward DeForest Thalmann was born in 1945 in Jersey City, New Jersey. After attending Georgetown Medical School, Thalmann enlisted in the Navy. During his twenty-two year tenure in the navy, Thalmann helped develop new diving decompression tables, measuring the performance of and writing specifications for diver thermal protective equipment, studying the effects of underwater exercise on diver performance, and improving underwater breathing apparatus design and testing. In 1994, he became an assistant clinical professor in anesthesiology for Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology. He had also been an assistant medical director of the Divers Alert Network in Durham, North Carolina. He was regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on diving decompression.

Thalmann died in July 2004 and was survived by his former wife Brenda Thalmann and two daughters.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ed Thalmann Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2005.037 (gift by Edward Thalmann, July 2005)

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff; encoded by Ruth Cody and Dawne Howard Lucas: 2010-2012