David Wilkie (surgeon)

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Sir David Wilkie
Born 1882
Died 1938
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields medicine
Institutions University of Edinburgh
Known for surgery
File:The grave of Prof David Wilkie, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.JPG
The grave of Prof David Wilkie, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh

Sir David Percival Dalbreck Wilkie (1882–1938) was among the first of the new breed of professors of surgery appointed at a relatively young age to develop surgical research and undergraduate teaching. At the University of Edinburgh, he established a surgical research laboratory from which was to emerge a cohort of young surgical researchers destined to become the largest dynasty of surgical professors yet seen in the British Isles.[1] He is widely regarded as the father of British academic surgery.[2]

He lived at 56 Manor Place in Edinburgh's West End.[3]

He died on 28 August 1938 and is buried on a prominent corner of the northern Victorian extension to Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh.

Family

He was married to Charlotte Anne Erskine Middleton.

References

  1. Dudley, Hugh, ‘Sir David Percival Dalbreck Wilkie(1882–1938)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [1] doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36898
  2. Macintyre, Iain (2007). "Sir David Wilkie (1882-1938): surgeon, scientist and philanthropist". Journal of Medical Biography. 15 (4): 206–12. PMID 18172560.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory, 1911-12

Further reading

Macintyre, Iain (November 2007). "Sir David Wilkie (1882-1938): surgeon, scientist and philanthropist". Journal of Medical Biography. 15 (4): 206–12. PMID 18172560.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>