Lives of the fellows

Matthew Alexander Eason Wilkinson

b.1813 d.28 July 1878
MD Edin FRCP(1869)

Matthew Wilkinson’s family moved twice during his childhood, from Manchester, his place of birth, to Devonshire and again from Devonshire to Edinburgh. He received his schooling at Edinburgh and St. Bees. From 1832 until his graduation in 1838, he was a medical student at Edinburgh University. After two years spent in postgraduate visits to Continental medical schools, he returned to Manchester to practise. His first hospital appointment was at the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary. He relinquished this in 1844 on election as physician to the Royal Infirmary, a post which he retained for the remainder of his life. He later became consulting physician to the Dispensary and to the Deaf and Dumb Institute. An early supporter of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, he delivered the Address in Medicine of 1852 at Oxford.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1878; Medical Times and Gazette, 1878]

(Volume IV, page 174)

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