Kinnier Wilson

Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878 – 1937) was an American-born British neurologist.

Following his extensive work on hepatolenticular degeneration this condition is eponymously termed Wilson disease

  • Born December 6, 1878 New Jersey, United States
  • Died May 12, 1937

Medical Eponyms

Wilson disease (1912)

Wilson’s pronator sign

Foville-Wilson syndrome (1906)


Major Publications



BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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