David Weyhe Smith

David Weyhe Smith (1926-1981) was an American pediatrician. Smith is known as the father of “dysmorphology” and he coined the term in 1966. His contributions include the naming of fetal alcohol syndrome (together with Kenneth Lyons Jones), Aase-Smith syndrome, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, and Marshall-Smith syndrome. Smith’s book, “Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation” was highly influential in advancing the field of dysmorphology.

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