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Wilson, Albert (1854-1928)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0176
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Wilson, Albert (1854-1928)
Date(s): [1870]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Wilson | Albert | 1854-1928 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Albert Wilson was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1954. He was educated at the Friend's School, York and Edinburgh University where he was awarded the Gold Medal for his thesis on heart diseases. Wilson also visited the Universities of Paris, Vienna, Berlin and St Petersburg. He qualified as a doctor in 1878, becoming a house surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and resident physician to the Cowgate Dispensary. He moved to London, and after running a city practice, became medical officer at the Walthamstow Branch of the Essex Asylum. He was interested in psychology and more specifically criminal psychology. Wilson served with the French Red Cross during World War One. He died at Fairwarp, near Uckfield, in 1928.

William Rutherford Sanders was born in 1828. He was a Scottish physician. He was lecturer in medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1853, and was Professor of Pathology from 1869. He was also Physician at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He died in 1881.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Albert Wilson, c1870, comprising a volume titled [H]uman [P]athology, Prof. Saunders, 2 containing manuscript notes by Wilson, taken at the Pathology lectures of Professor Sanders at Edinburgh University; and a loose sheet containing notes on Tubercular Phthisis. The sheet of paper is from the Edinburgh Medical-Missionary Society's Training Institution and Dispensary at No 39 Cowgate. Wilson was resident physician at the Cowgate Dispensary.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

This volume is numbered as volume 2, beginning at page 340. The location of volume 1 is not known.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Miss Wilson, daughter of Albert Wilson, in 1928.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Notebooks by Albert Wilson were donated to the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, by Miss Wilson in 1928.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Lancet, 1928, part 2, 631-632

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:
Sep 2008

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