We present the measurements of primary protons and helium nuclei performed by the WiZard Collaboration in different balloon-borne campaigns. A superconducting magnet spectrometer was used in these experiments together with detectors for particle recognition. These combinations of detectors made it possible to perform accurate particle measurements over a large (up to 200 GV for protons) energy interval. We focus in particular on the results from the MASS91 and CAPRICE94 experiments: We find a very good agreement between these two sets of measurements, also in comparison to other recent results. All these results seem to suggest that the normalization of primary cosmic rays may be significantly lower than previously estimated.