On joining the National Institute for Medical Research Wilson Smith began working on the viruses of vaccinia and herpes under S. R. Douglas. His researches were directed towards elucidating the mechanism of protection which immunized animals acquire against virus infections.
D. G. Evans
Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc. 1966 12 478-487; DOI: 10.1098/rsbm.1966.0023. Published 1 November 1966