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Biographical entry Wilson, Edric Frank (1898 - 1970)

MRCS 1920; FRCS 1924; LRCP 1920.

6 September 1898
29 July 1970
General practitioner and General surgeon


Edric Frank Wilson was born on 6 September 1898 and did his medical studies at Guy's Hospital, the course being interrupted by naval service as a Surgeon Probationer during the first world war. On demobilization he returned to Guy's and qualified with the Conjoint Diploma in 1920. He took the FRCS in 1924 and went to Plymouth to enter general practice but he soon joined the surgical staff of the South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, Greenbank, and of the Royal Albert Hospital Devonport, which became the Plymouth General Hospital, which he served for the rest of his professional life.

Wilson was absolutely dedicated to surgery, and being distinguished for dexterity and gentleness was much appreciated by colleagues and patients alike, and was a pioneer in thyroid surgery in the West country.

He took a prominent part in the affairs of the local BMA as secretary of the Plymouth Division from 1927 to 1931 and Chairman in 1963 to 1964. His favourite recreation was gardening and it was sad that ill health limited this kind of enjoyment after his retirement. When he died on 29 July 1970 he was survived by his wife and their three daughters.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1970, 3, 410].

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