Clement Andrew Smith (1901-1998) was a pediatrician at Boston Lying-In Hospital, later known as Boston Hospital for Women and then Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Mass. Smith's research focused on newborn infants including fetal and neonatal physiology, perinatalogy, including maternal malnutrition; and the effect of humidity on water balance and respiration. Smith's research contributed to the founding of the specialty of neonatalogy in the 1960s.
From the description of Papers, 1930, 1950s-1980s. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 231054853
Clement Andrew Smith was born in 1901 in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was the son of Shirley Smith, Professor of English and later Vice-President of the University of Michigan, and Sara Smith. He remained in Ann Arbor for all of his formal education, including a Master's Degree in English and the M.D. degree from the University of Michigan. The combination of literary and medical interests was evident throughout his life. His classic Physiology of the Newborn Infant appeared first in 1945; three editions followed. From 1962 to 1973 he edited Pediatrics, and his History of the Children's Hospital of Boston was published in 1983. Smith's association with Children's Hospital began in 1931 and continued until 1988 when, a few weeks before his death, he attended his last grand rounds. During the years 1941-1942, Smith shared responsibility for the medical service with Dr. Louis K. Diamond and John Davies until the appointment of Dr. Richard Smith. From 1943 to 1945, Smith was Chairman of Pediatrics at Wayne University College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Children's Hospital of Michigan. In 1945, Smith returned to Boston as a full-time pediatrician at the Boston Lying-In Hospital and Director of Research on the newborn. In 1963, Smith was appointed Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston Lying-In Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
From the description of Clement A. Smith, M.D. papers, 1927-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756766191
Student at the University of Michigan.
From the description of Clement A. Smith student notebook, ca. 1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422042