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Smith, George Stuart Graham-, 1875-1950 (bacteriologist)



  • Existence: 1875 - 1950


George Stuart Graham-Smith was born 1875, the son of a colonel in the Indian Army. He entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1894 and graduated BA in 1897. He then went to study at Guy’s Hospital, qualifying in medicine in 1901, before returning to Cambridge to study pathology with Louis Cobbett. In 1902 Cobbett secured the post of Bacteriologist to the Borough of Cambridge for Graham Smith, a post he held until 1924. The same year he was made Demonstrator in Clinical Pathology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, though he soon relinquished the post to return to Cambridge as the John Lucas Walker student. He graduated MD in 1905 and in 1907 was appointed Cambridge University’s Lecturer in Hygiene. In 1923 the University appointed him Reader in Preventative Medicine. Graham-Smith was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1919. He married Violet Leith-Ross in 1910 and they had one son. He died in 1950.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Archives of the Department of Pathology, 1880 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PATH
Scope and Contents

Comprises photographs of buildings and staff members, building plans, material relating to the department's history and development, minute books of scholarship funds, stray lecture notes and 16" films. Much of the collection consists of photographic or illustrative material. There is very little material relating to the administration and governance of the department (such as minute books or committee records) and very little relating to the provision of teaching and research.

Dates: 1880 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

George Stuart Graham-Smith (1875-1950), 1902 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/19/SmithGS
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'S'.

Dates: 1902 - 1904

George Stuart Graham-Smith: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10151
Scope and Contents

Lecture notes on medicine and history of medicine, reports on diphtheria outbreaks and medical related photographs and drawings.

Dates: 1889-1947
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
University Archives (GBR/0265) 1
Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Medicine 1
Pathologists 1
Pathology 1
Physiological and anatomical pathology 1