Rice University head of medical athletic program Dr. Ed T. Smith
Black and white photograph of Rice University medical athletic program head Doctor Ed T. Smith, headlining his achievement into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: This splendid gentleman attended the University of Texas as an undergrad, and earned his M.D. from Baylor Medical School in Dallas in 1929. But soon after gaining his M.D. he began an association with then Rice Institute that was lasted over 50 years! As a young intern in the fall of 1929 he escorted an injured Owl gridder by wheelchair from a hospital to see his team play one Saturday afternoon, and "Dr. Ed" has been an Owl fan ever since. In 1962 he was appointed "Head of Rice University medical atheltic program." He served through the 1977 season, so all told gave 30 years of official duty to Rice athletics before stepping aside. In June of 1974 Dr. Smith was named an Honorary Member of the "R" Association, and he describes this additional honor relating to the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame as "icing on the cake." His loyal associate through his medical career has been his charming wife, Bernice, who is also an avid Owl fan. Their three children are Mrs. Jay (Julia) Butler, wife of his successor as team physician; DR. Taylor Smith and Mrs. Robert (Martha) Nelson. His children and many grandchildren provide a lot of happiness for Dr. Smith - and also the hundreds of Rice student-athletes who have been under his care through the years.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
Sports; Rice Athletic Hall of Fame; Smith, Ed T.; Sports medicine--Texas--Houston; Rice University--History
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