Elizabeth (Betty) Federman

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FEDERMAN--Elizabeth (Betty). Columbia University Medical Center and its Board of Visitors mourn the passing of Elizabeth Federman, wife of Board of Visitors member Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Mrs. Federman trained in nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was appointed the youngest head nurse in the hospital's history. She trained generations of student nurses, Harvard medical students, and interns and residents in humane medicine. Mrs. Federman was accepted by house staff as a peer in diagnostic acuity and therapeutic sensibility and was recently honored by Harvard Medical School alumnae who paid tribute to "Betty's support of young physicians, especially women." We extend our condolences to her husband, Daniel, the Carl W. Walter Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and to her children, grandchildren, and other family members. Lee Goldman, M.D. Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine P. Roy Vagelos, M.D. Chairman, Board of Visitors Columbia University Medical Center
Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2008