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From the May 1998 ACP Observer, copyright 1998 by the American College of Physicians.

Charley J. Smyth, MACP

By Joel S. Levine, FACP

Charley J. Smyth, MACP, an internationally recognized internist and rheumatologist and former ACP Governor for Colorado, died Dec. 20, 1997. He was 88.

A Texas native, Dr. Smyth joined the staff at the University of Colorado in 1949. He continued to work there for decades as professor of medicine and head of the division of rheumatology. He contributed 120 articles to the medical literature and was widely recognized for his clinical skills.

In 1948, Dr. Smyth was one of the six founders of the National Arthritis Foundation. The organization today has 500,000 members and a $105 million budget. In 1976, President Gerald Ford presented Dr. Smyth with a commendation for exceptional service.

He served as ACP's Governor for Colorado from 1961-67.

Dr. Levine is ACP's Governor for Colorado.

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