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Northrop, Cynthia E.


Biographical Note

Cynthia E. Northrop was born in 1950, in North Tonawanda, New York. She earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and studied law at the University of Baltimore. She founded the American Association of Nurse Attorneys in 1977 and served as president from the time of its incorporation in 1982 until 1985. Throughout her life she worked as public health nurse, a professor, and a lawyer in private practice. With Mary E. Kelly, she wrote the book Legal Issues in Nursing, published in 1987. Northrop married Harvey C. Dzodin in 1984. She died in 1989.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys records


This collection documents the organizational history of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), including the working papers of its founder, Cynthia Northrop, and past-president Karen Guarino. Materials concern the everyday operations of TAANA, outreach to fellow nurse attorneys, educational efforts on topics such as expert witness testimony and malpractice suits, and the planning of board of directors meetings and annual meetings.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Legacy media formats are not available for playback due to format impermanence and have not been reformatted. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; if possible, reformatting will be scheduled.

Dates: 1977 - 2005

Cynthia E. Northrop papers


This collections documents the life and work of Cynthia E. Northrop, a nurse, attorney, and the founder of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Restrictions on Acess

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1950, 1977-1990, undated; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1989