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Physiology at Sheffield: Dr. D. H. Smyth

Nature volume 158, page 660 (09 November 1946) | Download Citation



DR. D. H. SMHH, searir lecturer in physiology at University, London, has been appointed to succeed lark in the chair of physiology at the Sheffield. Dr. Smyth was educatep. Belfast Academical Institution and University, Belfast, in the Faculties feaicine Jind Science, where he had a brilliant. He is held various studentships and appointments,! mainly in connexion with his subject of, and has gathered wide experience as a teacher during his stay of three years at Belfast and nine years at University College, London. At the latter place he held for three years the important post of tutor to medical students, and sub-dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Smyth also worked under Prof. H. Rein, at the University of Gottingen, during 1936–37. His interests in research work have been in two main directions, tfie first on the physiology of respiration and the reflex control of respiration from the carotid sinus, and the second on the metabolism of tissues such as the brain, heart -muscle, etc. He also carried out confidential work for the Ministry of Supply during the War. Dr. Smyth has always taken a keen interest in the general problem of medical education, and in that difficult and topical one, the selection of students for entry to tile/medical curriculum.

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