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Eric Cuthbert Crichton (1888-1962) was the first professor in obstetrics and gynaecology in South Africa at Cape Town University.[1]

During the First World War he served as an officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps and saw active service in Egypt and Palestine. He served as medical officer to the 1/5 Suffolk regiment in 1917 when Allenby entered Jerusalem. Crichton was mentioned in despatches. He was subsequently adjutant, physician and consultant at the No. 7 Red Cross Hospital in Montazah.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. (2014) RCOG Roll of Active Service, 1914-1918. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. p. 3. Archived here.

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