William M. Speed of Anderson District, S.C., was born circa 1834. He received an M.D. from the Philadelphia College of Medicine in 1857.
Deposited as part of a larger collection by the executors of the estate of Lewis D. Harlow through Harry S. Hopper, 1896.
William M. Speed describes marasmus and its treatment, 1857. Titled "William M. Speed essay on marasmus presented to the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Medicine for the degree of doctor in medicine."