Johann Jakob Fried

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Johann Jakob Fried (21 April 1689, Strasbourg – 3 September 1769, Strasbourg) was a German obstetrician. He is sometimes referred to as the "Father of German midwifery".[1] His son, Georg Albrecht Fried (1736-1773), was also a noted obstetrician.[2]

In 1710 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg with a disseration thesis titled ""De cordis palpitatione". From 1728 onward, he was director of the Prätor Franz Josef von Klinglin municipal midwifery school in Strasbourg, a popular school that attracted students from throughout Europe. He was considered an excellent teacher,[2] and he played a major role during the advent of scientific obstetrics in Germany.[3] Among his better known pupils was future Göttingen professor, Johann Georg Roederer.[1][2]

Works associated with Johann Jakob Fried[edit]

  • "Praelectiones materiae medicae D.D. Paul. Hermanni ... / Pensum IV." (as contributor), 1709.[4]
  • "Gravidarum urinae suppressio, non remidiis internis, sed catheteris adplicatione, unicae curanda", in: Acta physico-medica Ac. Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, ebd. 1742, S. 422-25.[2]
  • "La vie et l'œuvre François Mauriceau : introduction de ses idées en Alsace au XVIIIeme siecle par Johann Jakob Fried et son fils Georg Albrecht", by Bénédicte Marie Catherine Luff, Strasbourg, 1983.[5]


  1. ^ a b ADB:Fried, Johann Jakob at Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ a b c d Fried, Johann Jakob at Deutsche Biographie
  3. ^ Google Books Jahresbericht ueber die Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der ..., Volume 4
  4. ^ OCLC WorldCat Praelectiones materiae medicae D.D. Paul. Hermanni
  5. ^ OCLC WorldCat La vie et l'œuvre de Francois Mauriceau, etc.