Alexander Stewart Wilson

Biography of Alexander Stewart Wilson

Alexander Stewart Wilson graduated from the University MBChB 1911. He was born on the 13th of March 1884 in Glasgow and was the son of John Wilson whose occupation was a grocer. Wilson studied subjects such as Surgery, Clinical Medicine, Midwifery and Pathology. He also attained a variety of prizes including a second class certificate in Anatomy and another in Materia Medica and Therapeutics.

When the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was formed in England, Wilson was one of the few South African doctors who was elected to foundation fellowships. After holding residencies at the Western Infirmary Glasgow, Wilson moved to South Africa in 1913 and worked at Addington Hospital.

During WWI Wilson served in France and later in the South African Military Hospital, Richmond. After returning to South Africa, Wilson began practice as a consultant gynaecologist and in 1918 took the F.R.C.S.Ed. He also became a member of the South African Medial Association (B.M.A.) He died on 2nd November 1943.


Alexander Stewart Wilson
Born 13 March 1884.
Died 2 November 1943.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB, 1911;
Occupation categories: gynaecologists
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 22nd Sep 2016

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