Sir William Stokes (surgeon)


Sir William Stokes (1838 – 1900) was an Irish surgeon.

Son of William Stokes (Physician)


  • Born 10 March 1838, Dublin.
  • 1863 – MD, Dublin University
  • 1864 – Surgeon to the Meath Hospital
  • 1871 – Professor of surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • 1886-1887 President of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • 1892 – Surgeon in ordinary to Queen Victoria
  • 1900 – Consulting surgeon to the British forces in South Africa, Boer war.
  • Died 18 August 1900 in Pietermaritzburg of pleurisy. Buried in the military cemetery at Fort Napier, Natal

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