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The Late Sir William Wilde

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SIR WILLIAM ROBERT WILLS WILDE, M.D., &c., was born in Castlerea, county of Roscommon in Ireland, in the year 1814, and he died at his residence in Dublin on the igth instant. He was educated at the Royal School at Banagher and at the Diocesan School at Elphin; when scarcely eighteen years of age he was bound apprentice, according to the practice of those days, to the well-known surgeon, Abraham Colles, and he acquired his professional knowledge from such men as the Cramptons, Marsh, Wilmot, and Cusack. Early in 1837 he became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and shortly after he resolved to devote himself to ophthalmic surgery, in which he attained a position of the highest eminence.

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