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Biographical entry Wright, William Kelson (1811 - 1894)

MRCS April 3rd 1833; FRCS (by election) Oct 21st 1852; LSA 1832.

Born
1811
Bristol
Died
15 August 1894
London
Occupation
General surgeon

Details

Born at Bristol of a military family; studied at St Bartholomew's and University College Hospitals. He then went as Ship's Surgeon, and on one of his voyages saved the life of a sailor whose leg had been torn open by a large hook.

He next for thirty-five years practised at Brixton, and was so successful in practice that he was elected FRCS in 1852. He died, after a long and painful illness, at 9 Brixton Hill on Aug 15th, 1894, at the age of 84.

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