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Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke (1782–1857), Bt

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke (1782–1857), Bt, was a leading practitioner in midwifery, and worked to improve the status of midwifery within the medical profession. After obtaining his College of Surgeons' diploma Clarke spent two years as surgeon in the army, but left to specialise in diseases of women and children. He later became surgeon to Queen Charlotte’s Lying-In Hospital. In 1830 Clarke was appointed physician to Queen Adelaide, and soon after received a baronetcy. Clark was a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians, London. He was also president of the Society for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of Medical Men.

Royal College of Physicians, London





oil on canvas


H 127 x W 99.1 cm

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gift from Lady Kathleen Bingham, 1957

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