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Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen papers

Media Type: 
Textual record
Graphic material
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
TW 14
STEM Field: 
Medicine
Description: 
This series consists of various documents and photographs relating to the life and activities of Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen (ASG).
Biography/Administrative History: 
Ann Augusta Stowe-Gullen (1857-1943) was a medical doctor, a lecturer and a suffragette. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, the daughter of John Stowe and Emily Howard Jennings. She married Dr. John Benjamin Gullen in 1883. She died in Toronto in 1943. Stowe-Gullen was educated at the Toronto School of Medicine, then at the Faculty of Medicine at Victoria University, Toronto, where she became an M.D. in 1883—the first woman to graduate from a Canadian medical school. Immediately after graduating she was appointed Demonstrator in Anatomy at the Woman’s Medical College in Toronto (from 1894 onwards known as the Ontario Medical College for Women). In 1890 she was appointed Lecturer on Diseases of Children, subsequently Professor of Diseases of Children. She also served among the original staff members of Toronto Western Hospital (founded in 1896). Her husband, Dr. John B. Gullen, was one of the twelve physicians who founded the Toronto Western Hospital in December 1895, and Stowe-Gullen was the first woman appointed to the TWH medical staff. She helped to organize, and later served as President of the TWH Women's Board (later the (Women's) Auxiliary) [...]
Date(s): 
1878-1943
Extent: 
7.6 cm of textual records and photographs
Province: 
ON
Hosting Institution: 
University Health Network
Collection Contact: 
ani.orchanian-cheff@uhn.ca
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