Robert William Smith: His Life and His Contributions to Medicine

Hriday M. Shah, Kevin C. Chung

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Robert William Smith is best known for the eponymous Smith's fracture. He also made other important contributions to medicine and medical education, publishing on topics ranging from arthritis to neuroma. He had a great interest in pathology and helped found the Pathological Society of Dublin. At the time of his death, he was the vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His contributions to the understanding of various pathologic conditions make him an important figure in medicine and in hand surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-951
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 8 2008


  • Reverse Colles' fracture
  • Robert William Smith
  • Smith's fracture
  • historical perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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