Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith holds the Critchlow Chair in English at the College of New Rochelle.

A Pound a Glimpse: Epilepsy

Daniel Smith, 16 November 2017

In​ 1926, Graham Greene received a diagnosis of epilepsy. In all likelihood, he didn’t have the disorder. His only symptoms were three isolated episodes of lost consciousness: once in the school chapel at Berkhamsted; once in the London home of his psychoanalyst; and once in the offices of the Times, where he was working as an assistant editor. But the neurologist he consulted thought...

Call a kid a zebra: On the Spectrum

Daniel Smith, 19 May 2016

As psychiatric concepts go,​ autism has proved uncommonly susceptible to interpretation, appropriation and expansion. And few people have done as much to influence the world’s understanding of autism as Lorna Wing, who died in 2014. For decades a member of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Wing was a pioneering clinician, epidemiologist and researcher. Her...

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