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Biographical entry Williamson, Robert Isherwood (1852 - 1882)

MRCS April 22nd 1879; FRCS June 9th 1881; LRCP Lond 1879; BA Oxon 1875; MA 1878; BM 1879.

6 January 1882
General surgeon


The eldest son of Robert Williamson, of Sunny Beech, Ripon, was born on Feb 8th, 1852. He entered Rugby School under Dr Temple in April, 1866, and left in September, 1870. On Oct 14th, 1871, he matriculated as a Junior Student of Christ Church, Oxford. He took a 1st class in Natural Science at his BA in 1875. In 1879 he was elected Radcliffe Travelling Fellow. He studied further at St Thomas's Hospital, being Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons, and was acting as House Surgeon when he died at Florence, of typhoid fever, on Jan 6th, 1882. Thus an exceptionally brilliant career as a student in his aim to become a surgeon was early cut short.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Nias's Dr John Radcliffe, Oxford, 1918, 93].

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