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Federation of Medical Women of Canada fonds
Fonds consists of the following series of textual records: Federation records, 1939-1973; correspondence, 1942-1974; annual meetings and reports, 1949-1973; membership reports and correspondence, 1949-1963, 1967-1970; newsletters, 1950-1958, 1964-1980; Medical Women’s International Association, 1950-1975; Maude Abbott Scholarship Loan Fund, 1940-1974; subject files, n.d.; and clippings and scrapbooks, n.d. Fond also consists of one series of photographs.
The Federation of Medical Women of Canada was founded in Ottawa in 1924 through the efforts of six women who had received medical training and who were either medical practitioners or who were involved with administration or teaching. The organization acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas, and as a lobby for women in medicine. One of its primary concerns has been the training of medical women and one of its projects has been the Maude Abbott Scholarship Loan programme to financially assist female medical students. The Federation is affiliated with the Canadian Medical Association and with the Medical Women’s International Association.