Max M. Friedman, PhD

In July 2023, we changed our name from AACC (short for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The following page was written prior to this rebranding and contains mentions of the association’s old name. It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1950 AACC Past President’s Award

After completing his undergraduate work at the University of Alabama in 1930, Friedman carried out graduate work at Columbia University and the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree by the latter Institution. Although he would like to think that he has been a clinical chemist for about 20 years, the fact remains that from 1932-1939 he was engaged as a research biochemist in the Department of Pharmacology at New York University. It was not until 10 years ago that he joined the staff of Fordham Hospital in New York City. At present he is the Senior Chemist at Queens General Hospital, Consultant Chemist at Lebanon Hospital, and an Instructor in Biochemistry at Queens College. His main scientific interest besides trying to teach clinical chemistry to medical interns, is body water, or more specifically extra-cellular fluids. For the past several years he has divided his time between body fluids and nucleic acid in normal and pathological tissues.