Emanuel A. Friedman papers


Reprints of Friedman's scientific articles; project studies; translations; a notebook; and microfilm.

The reprints cover his entire scientific career and provide an overview of the development of modern research in obstetrics and gynecology. The 1953 notebook records the raw data Friedman used to develop the graphical analysis of labor. Virtually all of the 57 rolls of microfilm relate to the National Collaborative Perinatal Project (NCPP), a major government-funded study of 64,000 births on which Friedman collaborated in the 1950s and 1960s. The microfilm includes statistical data from Presbyterian Hospital in New York and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and large quantities of NCPP project data, including data related to Rudolf Vollman's research on the menstrual cycle.


Emanuel A Friedman, 1926-

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Physical Description: 

6.6 cubic feet (8 records cartons and 1 document box)



Patient records from the research notebook are open only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Boxes 2-9 are stored off-site and take 1-2 days to retrieve.  Researchers must call in advance to use the collection.

Cite as: 

Emanuel A. Friedman Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.