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




the person behind the name

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM 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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