Story: Smirk, Frederick Horace

Frederick Horace Smirk

Frederick Horace Smirk

As a professor at the University of Otago Medical School Horace Smirk discovered a drug that could control high blood pressure. This joke photograph of him with a laboratory rat peering over his shoulder alludes to his reputation as a medical researcher.

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A. W. Beasley. 'Smirk, Frederick Horace', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)