In 1924, Dr. Clayton Smith (right) was a member of the faculty of medicine at Ohio State University and was a professor of physiological chemistry. He also was the school physician for Grandview Heights High School.

Marie McElwee (left) was the school nurse. A graduate of White Cross Hospital, McElwee performed various tests on the students' eyes, ears, noses and throats, gave physical examinations and made house calls on students who were ill.

Smith prescribed the cases of a more serious nature. McElwee was a member of the staff of Grandview Heights High School, while Smith was the acting physician who aided McElwee in her work and gave his services free of charge.

Their efforts were considered "invaluable and most efficient in every detail" according to the 1924 yearbook of the Grandview Heights High School.