Morgan Smith, M.D. (b.1868-d.1935) was the Dean of the UAMS College of Medicine from 1912-September 1923 and September 1924 to 1927. He was also on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics from 1904 until his death on September 14, 1935. During this time, the medical school in Little Rock was known as the Medical Department of the University of Arkansas (1899-1918) and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine (1918-1975). From 1907 until 1911, Dr. Smith was the state director of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission to eradicate hookworm. In addition, he was appointed the first State Health Officer in 1913 but resigned shortly thereafter. Under his leadership, the Arkansas Pediatric Society was organized a few months before his death. A native of El Dorado, Arkansas, Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the U of A Medical Department in 1889 and an M.D. degree as a special student at Tulane University in 1904.