Edward B. Smith

Edward Byron Smith


Born: Petersburg, Indiana

Died: 30 October 1983, Inverness, Florida

Academic Degrees

  • BS: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1936
  • MD: Indiana University, 1938

Academic Positions

  • Instructor in Pathology (under Dr. Robert Moore), Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri University of Pennsylvania, Baylor Medical School
  • 1949 - 1951 Assistant Professor of Pathology, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951 - 1961 Chairman, Department of General Pathology, Indiana University
  • 1961 - 1971 AFIP (Hematopathology), Washington, D.C. (succeeding Dr. Lukes)
  • 1971 - 1977 Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Selected Career Highlights

  • Major involvement helping shape the American Board of Pathology, and also important contributions to the AFIP.

  • Major research interests were electronmicroscopy of neoplasms and hematologic/lymphoreticular diseases (e.g., Hodgkins disease of the bronchus, experimental leukemias, etc.) and fibrous pleural adhesions.

  • Co-author of the major textbook in pathology: "The Principles of Pathology" (1959) with Drs. Beamer, Schulz and Vellios.

  • Energetic teacher respected by medical students and clinicians alike.

  • Loved to escape to the woodland and lakes for nature hiking and fishing.


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