Marian Fischman

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Marian Rita Weinbaum Fischman (October 13, 1939 – October 23, 2001) was an American psychologist. She researched narcotics and addiction.[1]

Born in Queens, Fischman lived in an apartment above her father's drugstore. She attended Barnard College. Fischman completed a master's in psychology at Columbia University and a doctorate from University of Chicago. In 1984, she began research on cocaine and other drugs at Johns Hopkins University. Fischman met her second husband, Herbert Kleber, at a scientific meeting in Washington D.C. in 1987. Together they founded a research center in drug addiction at Columbia University in 1992. She was previously married to physician Donald Fischman.[2] Fischman died on October 23, 2001 at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital from complications with colon cancer. She was survived by her husband and a son, two daughters, two stepdaughters, mother, and a brother. She was residing in Manhattan at the time of her death.[3][4]


  1. ^ Kleber, Herbert D. (2002). "Marian Weinbaum Fischman, 1939–2001". Neuropsychopharmacology. 26 (4): 557–560. doi:10.1016/S0893-133X(02)00297-X. ISSN 1740-634X.
  2. ^ "WEDDINGS; Reva Gold and Eric B. Fischman". The New York Times. October 10, 1993. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Martin, Douglas (November 11, 2001). "Dr. Marian Fischman, 62; Studied the Effects of Cocaine". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Marian Fischman, 62; Psychologist Paid Drug Users in Her Research". Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2001. Retrieved October 1, 2019.