Smith, Homer William


1895–1962 American renal physiologist whose research contributed much to modern understanding of the functions of the kidneys in health and disease.

Keywords: renal function; evolution; W B Cannon

Further Reading

Smith HW (1951) The Kidney: Structure and Function in Health and Disease. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chasis H and Goldring W (eds) (1962) Homer William Smith: His Scientific and Literary Achievements. New York: New York University Press.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

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Bynum, WF(Feb 2002) Smith, Homer William. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002483]