Friedenwald's scientific contributions to ophthalmology are well known.10 He was the author of more than 140 scientific papers and the textbook Pathology of the Eye. He was considered one of the country's outstanding ophthalmic pathologists and was a recognized investigator in ocular histochemistry, biochemistry, and intraocular fluid movement.7,11 Among his most notable awards were the Howe medal for distinction in ophthalmology by the American Ophthalmological Society in 1951, the Ophthalmic Research medal by the American Medical Association in 1935, the Donders medal by the Dutch Ophthalmologic Society in 1952, the Jackson Lecture of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and the first Proctor Award of the Association for Research in Ophthalmology, both in 1948 (Allen Harrison, MA, written communication, February 3, 2006).9,10 He was an active supporter of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School, and a wing of the Hadassah Medical Center was named in his honor.6,12 After his death, Friedenwald was eulogized by his colleagues in ophthalmology12,13 and by Felix Frankfurter, associate justice of the US Supreme Court.14 Frankfurter said Friedenwald had “a superlative brain” and “undoubtedly learned more in one year than the average student could assimilate in three.”14(p30) He was viewed by a contemporary as “an intellectual giant, productive, and phenomenally successful in fostering research . . . one of the warmest and most pleasant persons I ever had the privilege of working with” (Arnall Patz, MD, oral communication, April 3, 2006).