Alfred Smee was born in Camberwell on 18 June 1818 and died in London on 11 January 1877. He was the second son of William Smee, Accountant-General to the Bank of England. Smee was educated at St Paul's School, King's College London and St Bartholomew's Hospital. In 1840 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. A year later he was appointed as Surgeon to the Bank of England and in 1842 he was elected to the Royal Society.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.