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Irving Jacob Wolman

physician , educator.

Irving Jacob Wolman, American physician, educator.


Wolman, Irving Jacob was born on February 2, 1905 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Pauline (Resnick) Wolman.


Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1925, Doctor of Science, 1975. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1929. Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1970.


Intern pediatrics Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1930-1931. Resident pathologist Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1929-1930. Resident pathologist Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1931-1932.

Chief resident physician Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, 1932-1934, assistant pathologist, research fellow, attending physician, 1935-1942, pathologist, director clinical labs., 1947-1970 hematologist, 1954-1970, consultant, 1970-1978. Instructor to professor pediatrics Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, 1932-1973, emeritus, 1973-1978, department chairman pediatrics Graduate School Medicine, 1959-1970. Pathologist St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, 1946-1947.

Pediatric consultant div. medical programs Pennsylvania Department Welfare, 1974-1978. Chairman, Philadelphia Milk Commission, 1936-1971.


  • Author: Laboratory Applications in Clinical Pediatrics, 1957. Editor: Clinical Pediatrics.


Served as assistant surgeon, later surgeon Reserve Corps, United States Public Health Service, active duty, 1942-1946. Diplomate American Board Pediatrics, American Board Pathology (pathology, clinical pathology, hematology). Member American Medical Association, Philadelphia College Physical Surgs., Philadelphia County Medical Society, Philadelphia Pediatric Society (president 1952), American Academy Pediatrics, Society Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Club: Locust (Philadelphia).


Married Roslyn Stone, April. Children: Carol, James.

Benjamin Wolman

Pauline (Resnick) Wolman

Roslyn Stone

Carol Wolman

James Wolman