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Erasmus Wilson, English surgeon and antiquary (1809-1884). In medicine he specialised in skin diseases. His other interest was Egyptology of which he was a generous patron. In 1878 he paid for the transport of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to London at a cost of £10,000. Cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne in the Punch's Fancy Portraits series from 'Punch' (London, 19 November 1881).

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Erasmus Wilson, English surgeon and antiquary (1809-1884).  In medicine he specialised in skin diseases. His other interest was Egyptology of which he was a generous patron.  In 1878 he paid for the transport of Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt to London at a cost of £10,000.  Cartoon by Edward Linley Sambourne in the Punch's Fancy Portraits series from 'Punch' (London, 19 November 1881).