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William G. Kubicek papers

Identifier: 189

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers on the Minnesota impedance cardiograph, including materials regarding the Air Force project, reprints, reports, lab notebooks, photographs and correspondence.


  • circa 1950s-1980s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the William G. Kubicek papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of William G. Kubicek (1913-2002)

William George Kubicek was born on January 26, 1913 in Medford, Minnesota. He earned his B.S. in 1942 and his Ph.D. in 1946 from the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty at the University in 1944 as instructor of physiology. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1947, assistant professor of medicine in 1948, associate professor of medicine in 1949 and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1953. Dr. Kubicek held a contract from the Air Force (1961-1963) and NASA (1965-1970) to develop a non-invasive method of measuring cardiac function; this led to the creation of the Minnesota impedance cardiograph. Dr. Kubicek retired from the University in 1982. William G. Kubicek died on January 12, 2002.


6 boxes (6.2 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of William G. Kubicek, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives in December 1981 and February 1983.

Related Material in University Archives

University of Minnesota. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

William G. Kubicek papers, circa 1950s-1980s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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