Dr. Robert Forsythe, c.1940

Dr. Robert Forsythe, c 1940 <br>Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Dr. Robert Forsythe, c 1940
Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Robert Forsythe grew up on Churchill Avenue in Charlottetown. He enlisted in the Air Force and went on to fight in the Second World War as a pilot. The War took him all over the world to Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. He would go on to attend medical school at Dalhousie University and become a respected psychiatrist. During his 50 year career, he would influence his field in a number of ways, including as director of mental health in P.E.I. and as chief medical adviser, psychiatry and neurology for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and his wife, Dorothy’s generosity will also influence the field of psychiatry for years to come with the Dr. Robert and Mrs. Dorothy Forsythe Prize, which recognizes a graduating student in the Faculty of Medicine with an aptitude and interest in psychiatry. We thank his lovely wife, Dorothy, who shared her vast collection of images that have helped us create so many Picturing A City exhibits.