Ashby Smith, M.D., was born in London, and graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh 1st August, 1820 (D.M.I. de Lepra). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1820, and died at his house in Bloomsbury-square in November,1831.
He collected the scattered writings of his relative, Dr. Willan, and published them under the title of—
Miscellaneous Works of the late Robert Willan, M.D., F.R.S., F.A.S., comprising an Inquiry into the Antiquity of the Small Pox, Measles and Scarlet Fever, now first published. Reports on the Diseases of London; and Detached Papers on Medical Subjects. Edited by Ashby Smith, M.D. 8vo. Lond. 1821.