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Dr. Lynn From fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
WCH-FRO
STEM Field: 
Medicine
Dermatology
Description: 

The fonds contains the records of Dr. Lynn From from 1980-2004. The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, journal articles, and financial records related to Dr. From's work in the Division of Dermatology and architectural drawings related to the establishment of the Dr. Ricky Schachter Dermatology Centre. The fonds also includes correspondence, reports, minutes, draft agreements, copies of legal affidavits and promotional buttons primarily related to Dr. From's position as President of the Medical Staff Association and to the amalgamation of Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. The fonds is arranged into five series: publications written and collected by Dr. Lynn From; dermatology; Women's College Campus Medical Staff Association; records related to the amalgamation of Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital; and Women's College Hospital related promotional buttons.

Biography/Administrative History: 

Dr. Lynn From graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1963. She then completed medical training at Wellesley Hospital; St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, England; Sunnybrook Medical Centre; Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School; Toronto General Hospital; and Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. From lectured at the University of Toronto beginning in 1972, and was appointed associate professor in both Medicine and Pathology in 1984. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in dermatology in 1971 and in anatomical pathology in 1972. From 1972-1981, Dr. From was a member of staff at Sunnybrook Medical Centre, working in dermatology and pathology. In 1981, she joined the staff of Women's College Hospital, where she was appointed Chief of Pathology, a position she held until 1992. In 1993, she was appointed head of the Division of Dermatology, and held the post until 2000. Dr. Lynn From also served as a medical staff representative on the Women's College Hospital Board of Directors from 1984-1989 and 1997-1999, and served on the Women's College Hospital Foundation Board of Directors from 1991-1993. Dr. From was also President of the Women's College Hospital Medical Staff Association during the amalgamation of Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital. From 2000-2001, Dr. From was appointed President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. In 2006, she was presented the Award of Merit from the Canadian Dermatology Association, in recognition of her excellence in leadership, dermatology education, and public health.

Date(s): 
1980-2004; predominant 1990-2001
Extent: 
38 cm of textual record, 39 architectural drawings, 6 photographs
Province: 
ON
Hosting Institution: 
Women's College Hospital
Collection Contact: 
wch.archives@wchospital.ca
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