ALMBOTH EDWABD WBIGHT was born in Yorkshire in 1861, the second son of the Rev. C. H. H. Wright, a distinguished Ulster divine, by his wife Ebba, daughter of Nils Almroth, governor of the Swedish Royal Mint. He was educated at first in Germany and France and then privately in Belfast before going up to Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. in 1882 and M.B., B.Ch. in 1883, proceeding to the M.D. degree in 1889. After working at the Universities of Leipzig, Strasburg and Marburg, he returned to England to become demonstrator in pathology in the University of Cambridge, where he took the B.A. degree in 1888. In 1889 he became demonstrator in physiology in the University of Sydney, returning three years later to become professor of pathology at the Army Medical School at Netley, where he remained until 1902.