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SPENCER, Herbert Ritchie (1860-1941)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-SPENH
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: SPENCER, Herbert Ritchie (1860-1941)
Date(s): 1896-1939
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 6 files
Name of creator(s): Spencer | Herbert Ritchie | 1860-1941 | Professor of Midwifery


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1860; educated University College, London (UCL), 1879-1886; Assistant Obstetric Physician, UCL, 1887; Professor of Obstetric Medicine, UCL, 1893-1925; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1899; died, 1941.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Herbert Ritchie Spencer including medical notebook with notes of lectures by Sydney Ringer, University College, London 1882; Scrapbook 1896-1936 and abstract of 658 ovariotomies performed by Spencer.

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Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation, unless otherwise indicated.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Some of these papers were presented to the Royal College of Physicians by Herbert Ritchie Spencer, 1939.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obituary: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 48, Issue 5 (p 640-648)

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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