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Biographical entry Wilson, Daniel Wijayasingham (1922 - 2007)

MB BS Ceylon 1950; FRCS 1966; LMCC; MD Vermont.

21 January 1922
7 January 2007
Orthopaedic surgeon


Daniel Wijayasingham Wilson was an orthopaedic surgeon. His last address was in Yorba Linda, California, USA. He was born on 21 January 1922, the son of a business executive, Kanagasabai Alfred Wilson, and Emily Sellaonamah Wilson née Lawton. His brother, John Rasiah Wilson, also became a doctor and was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Wilson was educated at the Royal College, Colombo, and then studied medicine at the University of Ceylon, qualifying MB BS in 1950. He gained his FRCS in 1966.

He went to the UK for postgraduate training at Dulwich Hospital, London. He then travelled to Canada, where he worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. He moved on to the United States, where he gained an MD from the University of Vermont.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed shooting, fishing, sailing and world travel.

In 1965 he married Gwendolen Patricia Boshoff, a nurse. They had two sons, Timothy and Daniel. Daniel Wijayasingham Wilson died on 7 January 2007. He was 84.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Royal College of Physicians Lives of the Fellows - John Rasiah Wilson - accessed 6 October 2016].

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