William Henry Kelson

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William Henry Kelson FRCS FZS (15 August 1862 – 24 January 1940) was an English physician and writer, President of the Hunterian Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and of the Zoological Society of London.

Early life[edit]

Kelson was born in London. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, and from 1880 at the London Hospital (now the Royal London Hospital, where he held the Letheby scholarship.


After qualifying as a surgeon, Kelson held various hospital appointments. He was surgeon to the throat and ear department of the City Dispensary, became President of the Laryngological Section and Honorary Secretary to the Otological and Laryngological Sections of the Royal Society of Medicine and President of the Hunterian Society.


  • Handbook of Diseases of Throat, Nose and Ear
  • Essays on Laryngeal Diseases in Children
  • Diseases of Upper Respiratory Tract in Relation to Life Assurance


In 1921, Kelson married Hilda Frances, younger daughter of Arthur W. Lane, of Ealing, but they had no children. Only son or William Henry kelson Snr and Ann Maria perry. He had 2 sisters Emily and Wilhelmina. He is the Grandson of Colonel Charles Kelson & Great- Grand Son of Dr Thomas Mortimer kelson of Seven Oaks, kent