Austrian physician; born at Vienna Dec. 15, 1863; educated at the University of Vienna, whence he was graduated as M.D. in 1888. Soon, afterward he became physician at the Allgemeine Krankenhaus, continuing at the same time his studies in the chemical laboratory of Professor Ludwig. In 1891 Freund was appointed chief of the chemical laboratory of the Rudolfinum. His scientific activity has centered in medical chemistry; and he is the author of the following works: "Zur Diagnose des Carcinoms," Vienna, 1885; "Ein Beitrag zur Kentniss der Blutgerinnung," in "Medicinische Jahrbücher," 1886; "Ueber das Vorkommen von Cellulose in Tuberkeln und im Blute bei Tuberculose," ib.; "Ueber die Ursache der Blutgerinnung," ib.; "Ueber Zusammensetzung der Blutasche," in "Wiener Medicinische Wochènschrift," 1887, No. 40; "Ueber die Ausseheidung von Phosphorsauerem Kalk als Ursache der Blutgerinnung," ib. 1889; and, with F. Obermayer, "Ueber die Chemische Zusammensetzung Leukämischen Blutes," in "Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie," 1891.
- Ludwig Eisenberg, Das Geistige Wien, p. 134.