Uva Medical Alumni News Letter, Volume July-August 1958
1958-07 - 1958-08
Dr. David E. Smith, Chairman of the Department of Pathology, and some of the members of his staff at the pathology "round table." (Left to right) Dr. Smith, Dr. M. Shannon Allen, Jr., Dr. Yin-Tang Hsu, Dr. C. Richard Chamberlain, Jr., Dr. Frederick Davis, Jr., and Dr. Cornelia Hoch-Ligeti, From the Medical Alumni News Letter, July-August 1958 article "Dr. D. E. Smith Named Chairman Department of Pathology...": "Dr. David E. Smtih was appointed Chairman of the Department of Pathology, effective July 1 , succeeding Dr. James R. Cash. "Dr. Smith has been a Professor at the University since August 1, 1958.... "Since coming to the University, Dr. Smith has concentrated his efforts on the participation of the Department of Pathology in various interdepartmental conferences and graduate teaching programs. He has been responsible for the pathological discussions in the weely [sic] clinico-pathological programs. He has also been interested in intensifying the training program in pathologic anatomy, both for residents on that service and for residents who rotate from the various surgical specialities. "With the aid of various members of the department, particularly Edward G. Stuart, an effort has been made this year to revise some of the features of the teaching program of the second-year course in pathology. The case-teaching method which has been an outstanding feature of that course under Dr. Cash has been continued, but the class slide collection has been revised and enlarged and a series of student seminars has been introduced as a laboratory exercise. With the co-operation of Dr. Alto E. Feller, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, and Dr. William S. Jordan, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine, an effort has been made to co-ordinate the students' study of certain topics common to these three courses.... Dr. Smith was born June 9, 1920 in San Francisco, California. He was educated in the schools in Missouri where he graduated from Central College in 1941, and from the Washington University Medic al School in 1944. Most of his training in pathology was obtained at Washington University under Robert A. Moore. In 1946 and 1947 he served as Chief of Pathology, Command Laboratory, European Command, in Darmstadt and Heidelberg. During this time he was detailed for a short period of special duty in Vienna, where he had the opportunity to observe the teaching methods and instruction in pathology and other fields at the Allgemeines Krankenhaus. Although his principal interests and activities have been in the field of general pathology, Dr. SMith has maintained a special interest in neuropathology. He had short periods of special experience in the latter field at Montefiore Hospital in New York and at the Mayo Clinic, and served as neuropathologist for the Washington University group from 1948 to 1955. He is the author of the chapter relative to that speciality in 'Surgical Pathology' by Dr. L. V. Ackerman, with whom Dr. Smith was associated in teh Department of Surgical Pathology at Barnes Hospital. Dr. Smith's investigative interests have concentrated particularly on quantitative histochemical studies in brain tissue, and in certain experimental investigations in long term iron term overload and its effect on the systematic storage of iron. In addition, he has participated in various studies relative to speical aspects, chiefly morphological, of topics in general pathology and neuropathology.... Dr. Smith is a member of the Council of the International Academy of Pathology, the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the Virginia Society for Pathology, the Medical Society for Virginia and the American Medical Association, and is an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Sigma Xi. Dr. Smith is married and has three children, the youngest of whom is a native Virginian."
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