Extended Families of Fred & Barbara Fields

Ben Feingold

Benjamin Franklin FeingoldAge: 82 years18991982

Benjamin Franklin Feingold
Given names
Benjamin Franklin
Birth June 15, 1899 39 36
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 11 months) Age: 0 years
Census April 19, 1910 Age: 10 years
Census January 16, 1920 Age: 20 years
Census April 25, 1930 (Age 30 years) Age: 29 years
April 25, 1930 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
Richard A Fields
December 6, 1932 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherRae B. Rubin
October 6, 1935 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherJacob M Feingold
October 17, 1936 (Age 37 years)
Census May 19, 1940 (Age 40 years) Age: 39 years
Address: 523 N. Beverly Drive
May 19, 1940 (Age 40 years)
Note: Industry: Private Practice
Death of a sisterJeanette Feingold
1950 (Age 50 years)

MarriageHelene Lucile SamuelsView this family
June 21, 1951 (Age 52 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Feingold
April 21, 1953 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Jacob Feingold
September 27, 1959 (Age 60 years)
Death of a wifeLois Maxine Adler
August 1, 1965 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Feingold
March 5, 1966 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Feingold
November 12, 1979 (Age 80 years)

Death March 23, 1982 (Age 82 years)
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Family with Lois Maxine Adler - View this family
Richard A. FieldsRichard A Fields
Birth: December 6, 1932 33 24Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Death: July 4, 1994Palm Springs, Riverside, California, USA
Family with Helene Lucile Samuels - View this family
Helene Lucile Samuels
Birth: November 21, 1903Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Death: October 17, 2001San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Marriage: June 21, 1951San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Bernard Leon Mayers + Lois Maxine Adler - View this family
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Bernie - 99th BirthdayBernard Leon Mayers
Birth: January 6, 1908Lakewood, Ocean, New Jersey, USA
Death: August 17, 2010Torrance, Los Angeles, California, USA
Marriage: June 7, 1951Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA


Industry: Private Practice



By RICHARD SEVERO Published: March 24, 1982 Dr. Ben F. Feingold, a pediatric allergist and author who believed that many hyperactive children could benefit from a diet that excluded all artificial colors and flavors, died yesterday at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco after a brief illness. He was 81 years old and entered the hospital with a bladder infection on March 7. The exact cause of death was not clear.

Dr. Feingold had served with the Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Permanente Medical Group since 1951 and retired as head of the hospital's Department of Allergy in January.

He gained national recognition after he proposed that at least half of all children diagnosed as hyperactive might be helped if they eliminated from their diet all factory-made soft drinks, cake, candy, pudding, ice cream, margarine, luncheon meat and many processed cheeses. Other Restrictions Urged

He also proposed restricting intake of chemicals called salicylates, which are relatives of aspirin and which may be found in grapes, raisins, cucumbers, cherries, apples, apricots, oranges, nectarines, peaches, plums, prunes, tomatoes, strawberries or raspberries. He believed that hyperactive children should not consume tea or anything flavored with natural mint or wintergreen. He felt that children could return to eating foods containing salicylate after four to six weeks on his diet with a favorable response.

He was restrained about the use of amphetamines to treat hyperactive children, calling it ''doubtful therapy'' to be used as a last resort.

He expounded on his theories in many articles for scientific journals and in two books, ''Why Your Child is Hyperactive,'' which was published in 1975, and ''The Feingold Cookbook for Hyperactive Children,'' published in 1979.

The proposed diet, which caused some controversy and spirited discussion among food processors and physicians, was based on Dr. Feingold's clinical observations, rather than controlled experiments. His research prompted still other research that suggested, in 1980, that artificial food dyes might indeed adversely affect the behavior of children. Complains on U.S. Agency

Dr. Feingold complained after publication of his first book that the United States Food and Drug Administration was ''like a brick wall, giving me no support, only discouragement, as though they were representatives of the food industry, rather than a Government agency.''

In 1980, the Nutrition Foundation, financed largely by the food industry, announced it could find nothing linking diet and hyperactivity in children, as indicated by Dr. Feingold. The doctor immediately denounced the report as scientifically invalid.

Dr. Feingold's work remains the subject of controversy. The National Institutes of Health recently held a consenus development conference on food additives and hyperactivity and failed to arrive at any firm conclusions. The conference reported that the Feingold diet ''should not be universally applied'' to hyperactive children but also said that dietary treatment ''may be warranted.'' Served in Europe in 20's

Benjamin Franklin Feingold was born in Pittsburgh on June 15, 1900, the son of Mayer Jacob Feingold and Ray Libbie Robbins. He did both his undergraduate and medical work at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he received his M.D. in 1924. He interned at Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh and, in 1927, was a fellow in pathology at the University of Gottingen, Germany. He served at a children's clinic at the University of Vienna in 1928-29.

In 1932, after three years' service as a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Northwestern University, he became attending physician in pediatrics and in infectitious diseases at Los Angeles County General Hospital, where he remained until 1938. Through the 1940's, he served in various capacities at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, also in Los Angeles.

Dr. Feingold is survived by his wife, Helene, whom he married in 1951, and a stepson, Marshall Mayer. The funeral will be private. An aide to Dr. Feingold said there would be a memorial service, but no date has yet been set.

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