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Dr Bernard Friedman (1896 Pretoria, South Africa - 1984 Johannesburg, South Africa), was a surgeon, politician, author, businessman, and outstanding orator who co-founded the anti-apartheid Progressive Party . He was educated at Pretoria Boys' High School and then he read medicine at Edinburgh University, where he was a gold medalist . He later became a specialist in aural surgery after studies in London and Vienna. Dr Friedman practised in Johannesburg and was Honorary Surgeon to the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of Johannesburg Hospital and then Head of Department. He was senior lecturer in Otolaryngology at the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand and consultant to the United Defence Force. As an officer in the Medical Corps in the 2nd world War, he was Chief Aural Surgeon to the Military Hospital in Johannesburg.

A United Party candidate, he became an MP for Hillbrow in 1943 when Smuts was returned to power. In Parliament he was noted for the informed content of his speeches, particularly those on financial andtreasury matters, and was admired by members on both sides of the House for his quick repartee and cutting interjections. Dr Friedman kept his seat until 1948 when Smuts fell from power and the Nationalist Party under Malan took over Government. In 1955 Dr Friedman resigned his seat in protest against the United Party's refusal to pledge to the restoration of Coloured voters on the common roll (High Court of Parliament Bill). He stood as an Independent but was narrowly defeated by the UP candidate. He then became one of the founders of the Progressive Party and was its leader in the Transvaal for 10 years. Helen Suzman was a protégé of his. C Kaplan wrote in his obituary "He was a man whosaw the injustice of reducing the rights of South Africans of all races and was not afraid to say so". He retired and became President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He was also founder and Chairman of the Prudential Building Society, Chairman and Director of Unisec Ltd., Unit Securities and Trust Company of South Africa Ltd., and numerous other companies. He was befriended by Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, when the Earl was Governor-General of South Africa. He developed the township of Northcliffe, near Johannesburg. He was married to Florence Louie Friedman the satirist, translator of poetry, and publisher (Silver Leaf Books, first publisher of Nobel Prize Winner, Nadine Gordimer), and South African secretary of PEN. He was father of the writer, commentator, and terrorist expert Jillian Becker and a son, Jonathan Friedman, who predeceased him.

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Total Books: 11
The American Idea of Home Conversations about Architecture and Design
2017 - The American Idea of Home Conversations About Architecture and Design (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781477312865
ISBN-10: 1477312862
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Strategic Choices for America's Hospitals Managing Change in Turbulent Times
1992 - Strategic Choices for America's Hospitals Managing Change in Turbulent Times [Jossey-Bass Health Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781555424381
ISBN-10: 1555424384
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine, Medical Books
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1991 - Principles and Techniques of Applied Mathematics [Wiley Classics Library Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Principles and Techniques of Applied Mathematics
1990 - Principles and Techniques of Applied Mathematics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486664446
ISBN-10: 0486664449
Genre: Science & Math
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Strategic Choices for America's Hospitals Managing Change in Turbulent Times
1990 - Strategic Choices for America's Hospitals Managing Change in Turbulent Times [Jossey Bass/Aha Press Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781555421885
ISBN-10: 1555421881
Genres: Business & Money, Medicine
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Lectures On Applications Oriented Mathematics
1969 - Lectures on Applications Oriented Mathematics (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816203048
ISBN-10: 0816203040
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From Isolation to Detente [Presidential address - South African Institute of Race Relations] (Other)
Smuts A reappraisal
Smuts a Reappraisal (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780949997241
ISBN-10: 0949997242
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