Sir William Thornley Stoker, 1st Baronet (6 March 1845 – July 1912), was an eminent Irish medical writer, anatomist and surgeon.
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His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876), from Dublin, and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818–1901), baptized in St. Anne's Church, Ballyshannon Co. Donegal on 28 June 1818 , who was raised in Sligo Town. Charlotte's father, Thomas Thornley, came from Ballyshannon, a town in the south of County Donegal in Ulster. Stoker was the eldest of seven children and the brother of the writer Bram Stoker. He was educated at a private school in England and at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, and Queen's College, Galway, where he obtained his M. D. degree in 1866. During the later part of his life he lived at Ely House in Ely Place, Dublin, where he entertained many visitors, artists and writers.
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He began his career by teaching medicine. After a few years he was appointed surgeon to the Royal City of Dublin Hospital. In 1873 he moved on to the Richmond Hospital.
For several years from 1876 he held the chair of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, until his other interests became too pressing. From 1876 he was surgeon to Swift's Hospital (founded by Jonathan Swift), and a Governor of both it and the Richmond Hospital. Together with his brother-in-law and hospital colleague Richard Thomson he founded the school of nursing at the Richmond and oversaw the construction of the surgical facilities there in 1899. He succeeded Richard Thomson as Inspector of Vivisection for Ireland.
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