Alan Theodore SmythBMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4848 (Published 25 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4848
- Rodger Charlton, Roger Shinton, Keith Shinton
Alan Theodore Smyth was born in Malvern, Worcestershire, the son of a general practitioner. After preparatory school in Malvern he was educated at Rydal School in Colwyn Bay, north Wales. After service with the Coldstream Guards he entered the medical school at the University of Birmingham in 1945. Qualification was followed by house appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. In 1953 he joined the general practice at Meriden, Warwickshire, as a …
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