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    Robert Dorwin Spencer, M. D., is a substantial and honorable practitioner of medicine at Piqua, where the family of which he is a member has been known long and favorably. He was born at Piqua, May 2, 1885, a son of Daniel and Helen (Dorwin) Spencer. His father was one of Piqua's prominent and influential business men and a director in the Piqua National Bank, and was likewise a supporter of all civic and philanthropic movements, being a liberal contributor to the Memorial Hospital. The only child of his parents, Robert D. Spencer received his early education in the graded and high schools of Piqua, following which he attended Wooster Academy for three years, furthered his preparation by a course at the University of Chicago, and then applied himself to his medical studies as a student at Rush Medical College, Chicago. Graduating in 1911, he was an internee in a hospital for approximately a year, and eventually settled down in 1913 to practice at Piqua, where he now occupies a well-appointed suite of offices in the Orr-Flesh building. He has been successful in attracting large and representative practice and is recognized in his profession as a man of ability, conservatism and high ethics. He belongs to the various medical, bodies and his college fraternity. During the war period he allied himself with various local activities, subsequently joining the United States Army Medical Corps, with the rank of first lieutenant, and being stationed at the Medical Officers Training School, Camp Greenleaf. He was medical examiner on the local draft board of Miami county previous to entering the army. Doctor Spencer married Grace, daughter of Arthur E. Clark, of Piqua, and they are the parents of one daughter, Helen Dorwin, who was born in 1917.

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