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SMITH, Robert William Innes (1872-1933)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-SMITI
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: SMITH, Robert William Innes (1872-1933)
Date(s): c1900-c1935
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 12 folders, 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Smith | Robert William Innes | 1872-1933 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

An account of the life and work of R.W. Innes Smith (1872 - 1933) is given in H.T. Swan, 'R.W. Innes Smith: a man to study', in 'Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh' vol.22 (1992), pp.224-37.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of R.W. Innes Smith chiefly relate to his research into various aspects of medical history and biography during the 1920s and early 1930s; and in particular to his interest in British medical students at European universities in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, which led to the publication of his book English-speaking students of medicine at the University of Leyden (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh, London, 1932). His papers also include three notebooks dating from his time as a medical student, c1900, but apart from these all the papers appear to date from after 1920. A small number of related items, c1933-c1935, were added to the collection by Innes Smith's daughter after his death.

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Sheffield University Library holds personal correspondence and papers of Innes Smith, 1894-1936 (Ref: MS 210); Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine holds notes, c1925, including the manuscript of Innes Smith's book English-speaking students of medicine (Ref: MSS 4640-44).

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Compiled by Geoffrey Yeo.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled 8 Feb 1999; modified 15 Jul 1999, 14 Jan 2002

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