Charles Smith, M.D.

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Smith, Charles, M.D., was born in the south of Ireland, and took his medical degree at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1738. He devoted most of his time to historical and topographical researches, and was the author of county histories of Waterford, Cork, and Kerry. They were published in 1746, 1750, and 1756, respectively, under the patronage of the Physico-Historical Society of Dublin, formed for the purpose of collecting materials for a work on the plan of Camden's Britannia, to be entitled Hibernia, or Ireland Ancient and Modern. No particulars are attainable concerning his life.

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