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Leon E. Farhi papers

 Collection — Box: 1-14
Identifier: 19/F/967
The papers of Dr. Leon E. Farhi consist of his correspondence, subject files and a number reprints of his publications. Included in the correspondence are letters and memoranda to and from Professor Hermann Rahn. Also included are grant applications and documents regarding the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-Care Instruments and Devices.

Dates

  • 1964-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Leon E. Farhi papers, 1964-2003 are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet (12 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes)

Overview

The personal papers of Dr. Leon E. Farhi, Professor of Physiology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Biographical Note

Dr. Leon E. Farhi was born in Cairo, Egypt and received his medical degree from the Universite Sainte Joseph, Beirut in 1947. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Rochester Medical School, 1953-1954, and John Hopkins University, 1954-1955.

Dr. Farhi came to the University at Buffalo in 1958 and was promoted to full professor in 1966. He served as Chair of the Department of Physiology from 1982-1991; in addition to being named SUNY Distinguished Professor in 1989. Dr. Farhi received many awards including the Stockton Kimball Award from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He was also named an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Fellow. He was active in the American Physiological Society and held appointments to the editorial boards of various journals including the Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, and Respiration Physiology.

Farhi's research led the fields of pulmonary medicine, environmental physiology and bioengineering for over 35 years. His studies included physiological problems of human lung gas exchange and he was involved in developing new methods for measuring cardiac output and distribution of respiratory gases in the lung and tissues of the human body.

Arrangement

This collection has been organized into four series: I. Correspondence, II. Subject files, III. Publications, and IV. New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-Care Instruments and Devices.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the University Archives in August 2004 by Dr. David R. Pendergast; Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

91-011
Hermann Rahn papers, circa 1949-1990 (unprocessed collection)
Title
Finding Aid for the Leon E. Farhi papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by William J. Offhaus.
Date
2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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