LAMBERTSEN, Christian, M.D.

USA (1917-2011)

Last updated: July 2, 2017 at 23:32 pm

Scientist; designed a closed-circuit oxygen rebreather known as the Lambertsen Amphibious Respiratory Unit (LARU) for the U.S. Navy in 1939; coined the term SCUBA after changing the name of the LARU to Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus in 1952.

Honours and Awards:

Beneath the Sea Lifetime Achievement Award (1999)
Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (1980)
NOGI Award (Science, 1971)

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