Dr. William F. Friedman


Age: 69

Summary: former chairman of the pediatrics department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA whose research led to therapeutic advances in the care of thousands of premature babies born each year in the U.S. who had edited the first modern edition of the Harriet Lane Handbook, a standard resource still used by medical students and pediatric residents, who was editor of Pediatric Research and associate editor of Pediatric Annals.

Cause of Death: Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

Born: July 24, 1936

Died: August 25, 2005

Brentwood, California