Scope and Content
Title: Harry Bernard Friedgood Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1965
Collection number: MSS 71-8
Creator: Friedgood, Harry Bernard, 1904-196?
Extent: 3 boxes, 31 folders
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Harry Bernard Friedgood Papers, MSS 71-8, Archives &
Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Born in the Ukraine in 1904, Harry B. Friedgood received his medical degree from Johns
Hopkins University Medical School in 1928. He served as Medical House officer (1928-30),
Jr. Associate in Medicine (1936-39), and Associate in Medicine (1939-44), at Peter Bent
Brigham Hospital, Boston. From 1933-34 Dr. Friedgood was Asst. Dispensary Physician at
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Senior Attending Physician at Los Angeles County Hospital,
At the California Institute for Cancer Research Dr. Friedgood was president 1945-52,
President emeritus, 1952-, and director, 1945-6?. He held teaching positions at a number
of institutions, including the University of Michigan, where he was instructor in
medicine, 1930-32. He was a research fellow, 1936-39 and instructor in medicine, 1939-44
at Harvard. At the University of Southern California Dr. Friedgood was asst. clinical
professor of medicine, 1944-48; and he served as research associate in zoology, 1947-48,
and assoc. clinical professor of medicine, 1948-52, at UCLA.
Dr. Friedgood also held several fellowships. At Johns Hopkins he was Jacques Loeb fellow
in medicine, 1932-34, Research fellow in physiology and National Research Council fellow
in medicine, 1934-35. He was also research fellow in physiology and fellow of the General
Education Board, 1935-36, and research fellow in physiology at Harvard 1936-39.
His varied experiences included stints in New Deli and Calcutta, 1953 where he was a
consultant in problems of medical education for the government, served as vice chairman
and secretary of the executive board, and director of OPD, chief of endocrine & metabolic
services , senior attending physician at Clinica Pereira Leal Santurce, Puerto Rico,
1954-55. In 1955-56 he was physician in chief, and medical director of the Willys Unit
Diagnostic Clinic of the UAW-CIO, and 1956-57, and medical directory and director of
medical education and research at the Wheeling Hospital, West VA.
Dr. Friedgood's association with UCSF began with his appointments as associate research
physicians, and lecturer in medicine 1957-58, becoming chief of the obesity clinic,
1958-59, assoc. clinical professor of medicine 1958-71 (?). He was associate research
physicians of the Hooper Foundation 1961-71.
Among the professional societies in which he was a members were AAAS, AMA, American
Physiological Society, ASCI, Endocrine Society,American Psychosomatic Society, APHA, US
Comm World Federation Mental Health, NCMH, and Sigma XI.
Scope and Content
Collection includes biographical materials, reprints, typescripts, correspondence, x-rays