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Dr Clement Smith (1901–1988) of Boston, pioneer of modern neonatal medicine
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Professor Dunn, Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK; P.M.Dunn{at}


Clinician, physiologist and teacher, Smith may be justly regarded as the father of modern neonatal medicine. He also appreciated the importance of prenatal medicine.

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