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WILSON, James and WILSON, James Arthur

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-WILSJ
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: WILSON, James and WILSON, James Arthur
Date(s): 1784-1853
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Wilson | James | 1765-1821 | surgeon
Wilson | James Arthur | 1795-1882 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

James Wilson was born, 1765; surgeon and from 1799 teacher of anatomy at the Hunterian School of Medicine in Great Windmill Street, London; father of James Arthur Wilson; died, 1821.

James Arthur Wilson was born, 1795; educated: Westminster School, 1808; Christ Church, Oxford, 1812-1815; entered his father's school in Great Windmill Street; studied at Edinburgh, 1817; MA at Oxford, 1818; MB, 1819; MD, 1823. Travelled through France and Switzerland to Italy as Physician to George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer, and his wife, 1819-1820; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1825; practised in London and was Physician to the Lisson Grove establishment, 1829; Censor of the Royal College of Physicians, 1828 and 1851; Physician to St George's Hospital, 1829-1857; consulting physician to St George's Hospital, 1857-; left London for Dorking, 1869; died, 1882.


Scope and content/abstract:

Record of post-mortem examinations by James Wilson and James Arthur Wilson including the post mortem examinations of the bodies of Dr Samuel Johnson and Lt Gen Sir Charles Napier, 1784-1853.

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Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation, unless otherwise indicated.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

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Publication note:

The account of the post-mortem examination of Dr. Johnson has been printed by G J Squibb in the London Journal of Medicine, 1849, volume 1.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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