Fonds P118 - M. H. F. Friedman Fonds

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M. H. F. Friedman Fonds

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  • 1877-1950 (Creation)
    Friedman, M. H. F. (Moe Hegby Fred), 1909-1998

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30 cm of textual records

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Dr. Moe Hegby Fred Friedman, originally from Montreal, received his B.Sc. in 1930 and his Ph.D. in physiology in 1937 from McGill University. He was a student of Dr. Boris P. Babkin. Professor Babkin was a student and friend of Russian physiologist I. P. Pavlov, 1849-1936. Babkin published a biography of his famous professor entitled Pavlov: A Biography, University of Chicago Press, 1949. Dr. Friedman helped edit the biography by reducing the size of the manuscript. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr Friedman joined the faculty of Wayne State University Medical College in Detroit. He later became Professor Emeritus of Physiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. After retiring from Jefferson in 1974, he became Visiting Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he taught until 1995. He was founding president of the Philadelphia branch of the McGill Alumni Society.

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Donated by Dr. M.H.F. Friedman in 1996. Old accession number 934.

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Fonds contains Dr. M.H.F. Friedman's personal papers and files relating to Dr. Boris P. Babkin and also correspondence with the editor of Babkin's biography of I.P. Pavlov.

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  • English

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The documents are in English

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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