Lives of the fellows

Theodore Stacey Wilson

b.24 March 1861 d.30 July 1949
BSc Edin(1881) MB CM(1883) MD MRCS FRCP(1909)

Theodore Stacey Wilson, the son of J. E. Wilson, was born at Edgbaston and educated at Grove House School, Tottenham, and Edinburgh University. He took the B.Sc. degree in 1881 and the M.B., C.M, degrees two years later, and then served in a resident appointment at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In 1885, after further studies at Vienna and Berlin, he settled in Birmingham. A resident post at the General Hospital was followed by his election as assistant physician in 1889 and promotion to full physician in 1892. In 1917 his retirement to the consulting staff fell due but was postponed till 1919 because of the War. He lectured on medicine in the dental faculty of Birmingham University and held honorary appointments at the West Bromwich Hospital and other local institutions. He continued in active consulting practice until a few years before his death. Stacey Wilson was an exponent of thorough physical examinations and history-taking and an enthusiast for clinical investigations, but his devotion to outmoded theories did not endear him to his colleagues. In spite of his nervous manner and gaunt appearance, he won his patients’ appreciation by his inherent confidence and sympathetic care. In his leisure he was an accomplished skater and a keen golfer, fisherman and shot. Stacey Wilson married, firstly, in 1903 Ada, daughter of Henry de Pothonier of London, by whom he had a daughter, and, secondly, in 1917 Winifred Adams, daughter of Ernest Pattison of Leicester. He died at Birmingham.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1949; B.M.J., 1949]

(Volume IV, page 507)

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