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Son of Rev. John Blair Smith. Entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1805, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1807. He was a physician in the Medical Corps of the US Army from 1816-1834. Appointed Post-Surgeon on November 12, 1816, and later Assistant Surgeon of the Army from June 1, 1821 until his death on November 28, 1834.
Courtesy of Special Collections, Schaffer Library, Union College.