WILLIAMS, ARTHUR WYNN (1819 - 1886), physician and antiquary

Name: Arthur Wynn Williams
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: 1886
Gender: Male
Occupation: physician and antiquary
Area of activity: History and Culture; Medicine
Author: Hywel David Emanuel

a native of Caernarvonshire. He was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1843, became a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1844, and obtained the degree of M.A. at S. Andrews University in 1847. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, and was for a period physician to the Caernarvonshire and Anglesey infirmary. After practising for some years at Caernarvon, he removed to London. He was the author of Cancer of the Uterus and other Parts (London, 1868), and was a frequent contributor to the medical journals. His most valuable contribution to medicine was his advocacy of the use of iodine as an antiseptic and of bromine as a cure for cancer. He also took a keen interest in Welsh literature and Celtic archaeology. He wrote Descriptions of British and Druidical Remains in the neighbourhood of Caernarvon, and King Arthur's Well, Llanddeiniolen, near Caernarvon - a chalybeate spring, with directions for its use; a Welsh translation of the latter was published also. He died 15 November 1886, aged 67 years, and was buried in Paddington cemetery on 19 November


Published date: 1959

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