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Herbert Ritchie Spencer (1860 - 1941)

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Dr. Herbert Ritchie Spencer
Born in Atherstone, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
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Herbert Spencer is Notable.

Herbert Ritchie Spencer FRCP (16 January 1860 – 28 August 1941) was professor of obstetrics at University College London.

He wrote numerous articles and books on gynaecological and obstetric topics, as well as on the history of midwifery and William Harvey. In 1901, he published an article on breech birth, where he discussed its dangers and encouraged antenatal screening by examining the abdomen for difficult foetal positions, and advised on its management with particular reference to the external cephalic version.


  • "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Herbert Ritchie Spencer, 1860; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Herbert R Spencer in household of Henry Spencer, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

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