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Elizabeth Knapp Smith


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American paediatrician.

Biography of Elizabeth Knapp Smith

Elizabeth Knapp Smith performed pioneering studies in paediatric clinical chemistry.

We thank André Trombeta for information submitted.


  • Pierre Ferrier, Thomas H. Shepard, II, and Elizabeth Knapp Smith:
    Growth disturbances and values for hormone excretion in various forms of precocious sexual development. Pediatrics, 1961, 28: 258-275.

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