Fonds WCH-PSY - Women's College Hospital. Department of Psychiatry fonds

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Women's College Hospital. Department of Psychiatry fonds


  • 1989-1994 (Creation)

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6.5 cm of textual records

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(1961 -)

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The Department of Psychiatry at Women's College Hospital was established in 1961 under Dr. Lois Plumb (1961-1973), Chief of Psychiatry. Prior to its establishment, the hospital retained a psychiatrist on staff through the Department of Medicine during the 1950s. Following Dr. Plumb, Dr. A.G. Swayze (1973-1974) was appointed Acting Chief of Psychiatry in 1973 and was followed by Dr. G. Anthony Ives (1974-1984), Dr. Howard E. Book (1984-1995), Dr. Peter Nynkowski (1996), Dr. Barbara Dorian (1997-1999) and Dr. Anthony Levitt (2006- ).

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Fonds consists of the records of the Department of Psychiatry of Women's College Hospital dating from 1989-1994. Fonds contains departmental reviews, a historical profile and an interim evaluation for the Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women, a program developed by the department. Fonds is comprised of the following series: PSY-1 Department of Psychiatry reviews PSY-2 Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women interim evaluation PSY-3 Department of Psychology historical profile

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Further accruals are expected.

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Open to researchers subject to the requirements of Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and Women’s College Hospital research policies. Please contact the Archivist for further information.

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