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Smead, James Lawton, 1900-1976



  • Existence: 1900 - 1976

James L. Smead was born on January 9, 1900 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He served nine months on active duty in the US Army in World War I and then entered Dartmouth as a pre-medical student graduating in 1921. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1924. In 1941, he became a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He re-entered the military service during World War II in the Medical Corps of the US Naval Reserve. Smead was on the staff of the Springfield Hospital and the Hartford Hospital for 37 years. He retired in 1963. He died on September 8, 1976.

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James L. Smead diary and account book

Codex 003259
Identifier: 003259
Content Description Contains the diary and account book of James L. Smead, Dartmouth College Class of 1921. The diary documents Smead's time at the College between January and May 1918. The entries are brief and focus on his daily activities including classes he took and the material he learned, as well as time spent with friends. They are accompanied by detailed listings of his expenses.