William W. Wilson, 97, a neurologist and psychiatrist, died Sunday, April 27, of cardiopulmonary arrest at his home in Wynnewood.
Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Wilson graduated from William Penn Charter School, Princeton University in 1938, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine four years later.
He interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia General Hospital.
From 1943 to 1947, he was a Navy flight surgeon deployed to the South Pacific. He was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant.
Dr. Wilson served his residency in internal medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. He was certified by the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1950. He taught neurology at the University of Pennsylvania until 1958 and was chief of neurology at Philadelphia General Hospital from 1949 until the facility closed in 1977.