Administrative / Biographical History

Briggs studied at Owens College and the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 1877. He was professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Liverpool University from 1898-1921. Briggs was also surgeon at the Liverpool Maternity hospital and the Liverpool Hospital for Women. He was a past president of the North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society. He published widely in his area of specialism.