Lives of the fellows

William Lee Dickinson

b.18 December 1863 d.6 September 1904
MB Cantab(1890) MD MRCS FRCP(1894)

William Lee Dickinson was born in London, the son of William Howship Dickinson, F.R.C.P, and his wife Laura, daughter of James Arthur Wilson, F.R.C.P. From Winchester he went up to Caius College, Cambridge, and thence to St. George’s Hospital. He qualified in 1886 but did not take the M.B. degree till 1890. He was elected assistant physician to the Hospital for Sick Children in 1889 but resigned five years later on receiving the same appointment at St. George’s, where he had already served in junior posts. In 1898 he succeeded Isambard Owen as lecturer on forensic medicine. In the same year he developed signs of pulmonary tuberculosis and was obliged to spend several months in South Africa. He resumed his work when he returned. But his recovery was only temporary and he died at Tintagel, Cornwall, at the early age of forty.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1904; B.M.J., 1904; Al.Cantab., ii, 296]

(Volume IV, page 369)

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