Elsworth S. Smith, Jr., Papers


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Elsworth S. Smith, Jr., Papers



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Biographical history

Elsworth S. Smith, Jr., M.D. earned his M.D. in 1887 at St. Louis Medical College. He served as professor of clinical medicine at the Washington University Medical Department beginning in 1933. Prior to this, he was on the faculty of St. Louis Medical College from 1890-1899 when it affiliated with Washington University. He was also physician at St. Louis City Hospital (1899) and physician in chief at St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital (1912) among many other hospitals. Elsworth S. Smith was active in professional organizations as a founding member of the St. Louis Society of Internal Medicine and as president of the St. Louis Medical Society in 1918, the American Congress on Internal Medicine in 1924, and the American Therapeutic Society from 1934 to 1936.

*Source: The American Physician and surgeon bluebook: a distinct cyclopedia of 1919, Chicago: American Blue Book publishers, p. 406.

Scope and content

Reprints of 20 case reports and other scientific articles authored or co-authored by Elsworth S. Smith, Jr. (later known as Elsworth Smith) in one bound volume titled "Reprints Smith, I: 1899-1924." Subjects include heart disease and hypertension.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Library of Washington University Medical School.  Accession number: 37965.

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