Lives of the fellows

Alfred Wiltshire

b.1839 d.4 December 1886
MD St And(1862) FRCP(1878)

Alfred Wiltshire was born in Gloucester and educated at a private school. He studied medicine at University College, London, and graduated with the St. Andrew’s degree of M.D. in 1862. He started his career as a general practitioner in Islington, but after a few years became a medical inspector in the Privy Council’s service. About the year 1868 he launched into consulting practice, mainly in obstetrics. He was appointed to the staffs of the West London Hospital, the Samaritan Free Hospital and the British Lying-In Hospital, and in 1875 was elected assistant physician-accoucheur to St. Mary’s Hospital, later becoming physician-accoucheur for outpatients and joint lecturer on midwifery. He delivered the Lettsomian Lectures before the Medical Society of London in 1877. Owing to ill health, he resigned his appointments in 1885. He married in 1877 the daughter of Albert Crakell Waterlow of London, who was the sister-in-law of Sir David Ferrier, F.R.C.P. One of their two sons was H. W. Wiltshire, F.R.C.P.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1887; B.M.J., 1886]

(Volume IV, page 261)

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