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William Alexander

Born  1844
Died  1919

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English surgeon, 1844-1919

Biography of William Alexander

William Alexander, in Liverpool. M.D. and M. Ch. from 1870, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1877, honorary surgeon at the Royal South. Hospital, visiting surgeon at the Workhouse Hospital, consulting surgeon at the Home for Epileptics.


  • The pathology and surgical treatment of epilepsy and of inverterate uterine displacements.
  • The pathology and surgical treatment of diseases of the hip-joint. 1881. Won the Jacksonian prize.
  • The pathology and pathological relation of chronic rheumatic arthritis. Won the Astley-Cooper prize in 1883.
  • The treatment of uterine displacements by shortening the round ligaments. 1881.
  • The surgical treatment of epilepsy.
  • Removal of advanced cancerous disease of rectum by a new method. Liverpool Medico-Chirurgical Journal, 1887.

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