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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Wilson, Sir Erasmus
English surgeon, a great authority on skin diseases, and devoted much time to the study of Egyptian antiquities; it was at his instance that the famous Cleopatra's Needle was brought to England; he was liberal in endowments for the advance of medical science (1809-1884).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Wilson, Sir Erasmus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/wilson-sir-erasmus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.