Chief Attending Gynecologist at
April 19, 1944
Dr. William Sidney Smith, chief attending gynecologist and obstetrician at the Brooklyn Hospital for thirty-six years, died yesterday of a heart attack at his home, 370 Washington Avenue, at the age of 61. His office was at 429 Clinton Avenue.
Born at Longwood, Yaphank, L. I., a son of Robert R. and Cornelia Thorne Smith , Dr. Smith attended St. Paul's School, Garden City, L. I., and in 1905 received his medical degree from the college of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. In 1908 he joined the staff of the Brooklyn Hospital as a clinical assistant.
Dr. Smith was a former president of both the New York and the Brooklyn Obstetrical Societies. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, Society of the Lords of Manors in America and the Society of Colonial Wars. In the First World War he held rank of captain, Medical Corps.
A sister, Miss Helen Tangier Smith, with whom he lived, survives.