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Abraham Norman Franzblau, American psychiatrist. Recipient Maimonides award Milwaukee Medical Center, 1973.


Franzblau, Abraham Norman was born on July 1, 1901 in New York City. Son of Manes and Esther Eva (Blau) Franzblau.


Graduate School Applied Religion), Cin.


Research, Cincinnati, 1938-1940. Assistant to surgeon general United States Public Health Service Washington, 1943-1946. Professor pastoral psychiatry and dean Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, New York City, 1946-1957.

Practice psychiatry, New York City, from 1949. Attending psychiatrist Mount Sinai Hospital, since 1949. Founder department pastoral psychiatry Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1937.

Founder School Education, 1946, School Sacred Music, New York City, 1948, Sacred Music Press, New York City, 1950, American Conference Cantors, New York City, 1951. Director commission research Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1928-1931.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Religious Belief and Character, 1935, Road to Sexual Maturity, 1954, Primer of Statistics for Non-Statisticians, 1958, (with Registered Nurse Franzblau) A Sane and Happy Life, 1962, Erotic Art of China, 1977. Contributing author: (with Registered Nurse Franzblau) Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 1976, The Sexual Experience, 1977, also 75 articles. Board visitors New York State Rehabilitation Hospital, from 1962.

      Vice president Arts of Theatre Foundation. Board directors Metropolitan Synagogue, New York City.


Served as major United States Public Health Service, World World War World War II. Fellow American Psychiatric Association (life, chairman nat. task force religion and psychiatry 1971). Member American Psychosomatic Association, American Geriatric Society, New York State Society Clinical Psychiatry (president 1970-1972), New York Academy of Medicine, New York State, New York County medical societies, American Medical Association, Society Science Study Religion, Alpha Omega Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi.

Member Central Conference American Rabbis, New York Association Reform Rabbis, American Conference Cantors, National Council Jewish Education, National Conference Jewish Communal Service, Commission Jewish Education.


Married Rose Nadler, December 21, 1923. Children: Michael, Jane Franzblau Isay.

Manes Franzblau

Esther Eva (Blau) Franzblau

Rose Nadler

Michael Franzblau

Jane Franzblau Isay Franzblau