Obituary: Dr Honor Smith

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The Independent Online
May I add to the excellent obituary of Honor Smith [by Judith Hockaday, 25 February]? writes Dr J.M.K. Spalding?

Her interest was not only in tuberculous meningitis, but in all forms of meningitis, and she was shocked when at a case conference in a famous hospital abroad pneumococcal meningitis seemed to be accepted as necessarily fatal. Her success was largely thanks to the care she gave her patients, often visiting them three times daily, and in the words of a colleague treating them "like Dresden china". She was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1965, a well-earned recognition of an unusual career.