ISLAND HISTORY: 19th century Kaua‘i medical doctor James W. Smith

Dr. James W. Smith, Kaua‘i’s only medical doctor for much of the 19th century, was born in Connecticut in 1810, educated at the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, and sailed to Hawai‘i from Boston, Massachusetts with the “Tenth Company” of American missionaries, arriving on Kaua‘i with his wife, Melicent, in 1842.