Based on: “Robert O. Wilson“, Yale University Library: Divinity Library
Last updated: 10/07/2019
Robert O. Wilson (1904 –1967) was an American physician born on October 5, 1904 in Nanjing to Mary Rowley Wilson and Wilbur F. Wilson of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
He graduated from Princeton University and in 1929 he obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 1936 he returned to Nanjing and joined the staff of Nanjing University Hospital. Until the arrival of two doctors and two nurses in April 1938, Wilson and his small team had to carry out all medical services by themselves, including the treatment of wounded soldiers and civilians. Some of his experiences are described in the correspondences of Wilson. Wilson left Nanjing for Shanghai in June 1938.