Ralph Wilkinson, MD, was born in Essex, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which house he was a fellow. He proceeded AB 1562-3; AM 1566; MD 1573; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1586; and a Fellow the last day of February, 1588. He was Censor in 1588, 1589, 1593, 1594, 1596, 1597, 1605, 1608; Treasurer, 1593; Elect, 6th August, 1605, in place of Dr Marbeck, to whose office of Registrar he was, at the general election of 1605, appointed for a fixed period of three years. Dr Wilkinson was Consiliarius in 1608, and died in the summer or autumn of 1609, when his place of Elect was supplied by the appointment of Mark Ridley, MD. Dr Wilkinson was physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and was succeeded in that office by the immortal Harvey.