Dr. Anne E. Dyson was a pediatrician known for her philanthropy in the field of children’s welfare. She was a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Cornell University’s medical school and was on the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As president of the Dyson Foundation, founded in 1957 by her parents, Margaret and Charles Dyson, she started a program to help hospitals extend their pediatric training to include topics like violence, teenage pregnancy and single-parent homes. In addition to her foundation work, Dr. Dyson was the chairwoman of the board of the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, which sends children with cancer and other illnesses to summer camp.

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