The material comprises notes, taken by Susan H. Cannon, of Wilson's lectures on pathology and the treatment of diseases by Swedish remedial gymnastics.
Papers of: Wilson, [Anna] Justina [Augusta] (1863-1949)
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- ReferenceGB 120 MSS.5027-5028
- Dates of Creation1917-1919
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
[Anna] Justina [Augusta] Wilson was born in 1863. Following her marriage she lived in India but returned to Europe following her husband's early retirement. After travelling widely in Europe, and studying massage in Sweden and Germany, she founded a School of Massage in Baker Street, London, about 1909. This later merged with the Swedish Institute in Cromwell Road, London (founded by Dr. Mary Hawkes), with Justina Wilson becoming Head of the merged institution. She embarked upon conventional medical training at the Royal Free Hospital whilst still Head of the Swedish Institute and also whilst in private practice, taking the Scottish triple qualification and the L.S.A. in 1916. She was a clinical assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, and the National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart, and also took charge of the orthopaedic department of the Miller Hospital, Greenwich, before taking charge of the Electrotherapeutic Department of the Royal Free Hospital; she later took the same post at St. Mary's Hospital, London. She obtained the qualifications D.M.R.E. in 1920, M.R.C.P.E. in 1924 and F.R.C.P.E. in 1928; she was also an honorary member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. She died in 1949.
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Purchased from the Royal Society of Medicine, with many other books and papers of Edgar Ferdinand Cyriax, in 1956 (acc.303950).
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Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat. Biographical information drawn from the obituaries of Justina Wilson in The Lancet (1949, ii, pp.1112-1113 and 1206).
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This material formed part of the papers of Edgar Ferdinand Cyriax, practitioner and historian of Swedish medical gymnastics. Following Cyriax's death in 1955 his collection of material on medical gymnastics was presented by his family to the Royal Society of Medicine.