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Charles Edward Smith

university dean

Charles Edward Smith, American university dean. Recipient Bronfman prize American Public Health Association. Member California State Board Health, since 1940 (president 1944-1964); Member American Medical Association, American Public Health Association (past; Member editorial board California Medicine.

Background

Smith, Charles Edward was born on September 7, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles Madison and Mabel Ellen (Kates) Smith.

Education

Student Sacramento Junior College, 1923-1925. Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1927, Doctor of Medicine 1931. Diploma in Public Health, U. Toronto, 1934.

Career

House officer, Alameda County Highland Hospital, 1931-1932. Instructor department public health and preventive medicine, Stanford University School Medicine, 1932-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1937, associate professor, 1937-1942, professor, 1942-1949, professor, department chairman University of California School Public Health since 1949. Dean since 1951; special consultant to Surgeon General United States Public Health Service, 1946-1956, consultant communicable disease center United States Public Health Services, 1952-1954.

Fellow international health division, Rockefeller Foundation, 1933-1934. Associate Rockefeller Foundation in Study of Teaching of Preventive Medicine and Public Health in North America and Europe, 1936-1937.

Works

  • Contributor to technical journals.

Membership

Member California State Board Health, since 1940 (president 1944-1964). Member American Medical Association, American Public Health Association (past. Member editorial board California Medicine.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Laidlaw, June 14, 1930. Children: Edward Laidlaw, Charles Laidlaw.

father:
Charles Madison Smith

mother:
Mabel Ellen (Kates) Smith

spouse:
Elizabeth Laidlaw

children:
Edward Laidlaw Smith

Charles Laidlaw Smith