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Henry Wilson

Also Known As: "Wilde"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Robert WIlls Wilde, MD and Mother of Henry Wilson
Half brother of Emily Wilde; Mary Wilde; William Charles Kingsbury Wilde; Oscar Wilde and Isola Francesca Wilde

Occupation: Ophthalmologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
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About Dr. Henry Wilson

From History of Ophthalmology 5, edited by Harold E. Henkes


(Sir William) Wilde had to travel a lot to see his many patients. He became quite a womanizer and G.B. Shaw claimed that he wanted to establish a family in every Irish hamlet. One of his natural sons apparently was Dr. Henry Wilson (an abbreviated form of 'Wilde's son'), 1838-1878, who was Wilde's assistant and then became a prominent ophthalmologist in Dublin. He had studied ophthalmology in Cairo under Frenchman Clot and then spent months at Moorfield's where he was associated with William Farr and Sir James Clark.

Photograph from the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin.

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Age 39