PROMINENT BIRMINGHAM MEDICAL MAN
Many medical men joined the con. gregation at a Requiem Mass at St. Catherine's, Birmingham, last Friday, for Dr. George Percy Smith, of Edghaston, who died on the previous Tuesday at the age of seventy-seven. Dr. Smith qualified in 1891, and after taking the Diploma of Public Health at Birmingham University in 1910, he subsequently held office as District Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator under the Board of Guardians and Public Assistance Department. During the last war he was appointed naval recruiting surgeon for Birmingham, a post he held until he relinquished his practice to take over whole-time duty with the Public Assistance Department. On the outbreak of the present war, he assisted in carrying on the work of his son-in-law, Dr. Christopher St. Johnston, on service abroad with the R.A.M.C.; but ill-health caused him to resign from his public work at the beginning or 1941, and he died after a long illness. Dr. Smith collaborated with Dr. R. A. lister, late Medical Officer of Health for Hampshire, in several books on hygiene. He leaves a widow and three daughters, all of whom are married to medial men.