German physician, born at Rosenberg, Silesia, July 5, 1817; died at Breslau March 2, 1884. He studied at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Paris, and Breslau, receiving from the last-named the degree of doctor of medicine in 1840. From 1849 to 1852 he was assistant at the surgical hospital of the University of Berlin, and in 1852 was admitted as privatdocent in surgery and pharmacology to the medical faculty of the Berlin University, at the same time conducting a private hospital for the treatment of surgical and ophthalmological diseases. In 1866 he was appointed professor of pharmacology at the University of Breslau.
Friedberg wrote many essays on surgical and pharmacological topics, but latterly devoted himself especially to medical jurisprudence He was a collaborator on Eulenberg's "Handbuch des Oeffentlichen Sanitätswesens" and a contributor to the "Vierteljahresschrift für Gerichtliche Medizin und Oeffentliches Sanitätswesen" and to Virchow's "Archiv für Pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für Klinische Medizin." He is also the author of: "Pathologie und Therapie der Muskellähmung," Vienna, 1858 (2d ed., Leipsic, 1862); "Die Vergiftung Durch Kohlendunst," Berlin, 1866; "Gerichtsärztliche Gutachten, Erste Reihe," Brunswick, 1875; "Gerichtsärztliche Praxis. Vierzig Gutachten," Vienna and Leipsic, 1881.
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