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William James Erasmus (Erasmus) Wilson


Dermatologist and philanthropist. Member of the College of Surgeons, 1831. Consulting surgeon to the St Pancras Infirmary, 1835. Appointed lecturer in anatomy and physiology, Middlesex Hospital, 1840. Founding fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1843; professor of dermatology, 1869–78. Editor of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Diseases of the Skin, 1867–71. Knighted, 1881. FRS 1845.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.