Benjamin Feingold

Benjamin Feingold

Benjamin Feingold

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Benjamin F. Feingold, M.D., (born June 15, 1899 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; died, March 23, 1982) was a pediatric allergist from California, who proposed in 1973 that salicylates, artificial colors, and artificial flavors cause hyperactivity in children. (Hyperactivity is now medically classified as attention deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ).



Dr Feingold received a BS degree in 1921, and an MD in 1924, from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He performed his internship at Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1924 to 1925. He did a fellowship in Pathology at the University of Göttingen, Germany in 1927. Between 1928 and 1929, he worked under Professor Clemens von Pirquet.

Professional career

Dr Feingold worked as the house officer at the children's clinic of the University of Vienna, Austria from 1928 to 1929. From 1929 to 1932, he was clinical instructor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. From 1932 to 1958, he worked as attending physician in Pediatrics and in Infectious Diseases at Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. He also worked as attending physician in Pediatrics at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, CA from 1932 to 1941, and at Los Angeles Children's Hospital from 1932 to 1951. He was Chief of Pediatrics at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, and an Associate in Allergy at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital from...
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