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Biographical entry Spencer, Charles George (1868 - 1932)

MRCS 1 August 1892; FRCS 13 June 1895; LRCP 1892; MD London 1892.

25 December 1868
8 February 1932
General surgeon


Born in New Zealand on 25 December 1868 and educated at University College, London. He entered the RAMC as surgeon-lieutenant on 29 July 1893, was promoted surgeon-captain on 29 July 1896, major on 30 January 1905, and retired on 29 July 1913. He served in the Ashanti expedition of 1895-96 (star) and in China in 1900 (medal). He was professor of military surgery at the RAM College from 1 August 1905 until 1910. He was recalled for service during the first world war, and was retained at Woolwich, where his services during 1914-21 were rewarded with brevet rank as lieutenant-colonel. He died in Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital on 8 February 1932.

Gunshot wounds. London, 1908.
Three cases of liver abscess treated by aspiration and injection of quinine. J Roy Army med Cps 1909, 12, 71.
Case of lymphosarcoma treated with Coley's fluid. Ibid 1913, 20, 699.
Case of sarcoma treated with Coley's fluid. Proc Roy Soc Med 1908-09, 2, Clin sect p 152, and J Roy Army med Cps 1909, 12, 449.
Local and spinal analgesia in relation to active service. Brit med J 1910, 2, 431.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Lieutenant-Colonel J G Foster, OBE].

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