Coburn, Frank Emerson, 1912-2004 (Professor of Psychiatry)

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Coburn, Frank Emerson, 1912-2004 (Professor of Psychiatry)

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1912-2004

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Frank Emerson Coburn was born on 25 April 1912 in Toronto, Ontario. He attended the University of Toronto where he received both his B.A. (1936) and his MD. (1939). He did postgraduate work at the State University of Iowa from 1940-1943. From 1943-1946 he was Psychiatric Specialist, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. After the war he returned to Iowa, where he was Assistant, then Associate Professor of psychiatry. In 1955 he joined the University of Saskatchewan as Associate Professor. He was made Full Professor in 1957 and was named Acting Head of the Dept. of Psychiatry in 1970. His major field of interest was psychosomatic illness. In addition to his work in psychiatry, he was president of the Saskatchewan NDP, and was a candidate in Ontario in the 1950's, as well as running for municipal office in Saskatoon in 1969. He passed away in 2004.

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