David Wilkie (surgeon)

Sir David Wilkie
Born 1882
Died 1938
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields medicine
Institutions University of Edinburgh
Known for surgery

Sir David 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]


  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".  

Further reading

Macintyre, Iain (November 2007). "Sir David Wilkie (1882-1938): surgeon, scientist and philanthropist".  

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