In Memory

Michael O Smith - Class Of 1960

Michael O Smith

Michael O Smith, MD, DAc, founder and chairperson of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and internationally recognized for developing an acupuncture treatment protocol for chemical dependency, passed away on December 24, 2017. He is survived by his daughters, Joanna Smith and Jessica Hutter.

Dr Smith was a psychiatrist, acupuncturist, addiction specialist, and public health planner who served as associate professor of psychiatry at Cornell Medical School and directed the Lincoln Hospital Recovery Center in The Bronx, New York for more than three decades.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr Smith accomplished a great deal for the acupuncture profession while advancing the treatment of chemical dependency.

Acupuncture Today, January 2018

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01/14/18 02:58 PM #1    

Dan Randal (1960)

I am greatly saddened to read of  Michael's death.In the two years I attended high school with him,he was a good friend.I worked each week with him putting together the TIGER TALES school newspaper.I am sure I improved his editing skills as he went over my work.Michael was highly intelligent. More importantly he possessed excellent critical thinking skills.

I regret greatly that I did not keep in contact with him. There were opportunities. I am sure we would have much to talk about and discuss. Now there will be no more opportunities to do so in this mysterious world.


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