Henry Wilkins M.R.C.S. L.S.A. (c. 1800 – 16 February 1859) was a British orthodox surgeon who converted to homeopathy. Wilkins practiced alongside Francis Black, William Henry Trotman, and William Austin Gillow at the Bristol and Clifton Homeopathic Dispensary, that had been established in 1832 at Upper Berkley Place.

Henry Wilkins early life and career are unknown but, in December 1826, he married hat-maker Sarah Graham (1800 – ) at St. James’ Church, Bristol. They had three children: Isabella (1829 – 1914), Henry John (1830 – 1910), and Sarah Elizabeth (1831 – 1879).

Wilkins was elected a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and received his licence from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1832. An alternative, and more likely, record suggests he obtained his L.S.A. in 1821 and the following year became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

In 1836, Henry Wilkins Junior was listed as a surgeon at 56 Wine Street, Bristol.

Henry Wilkins was one of the Medical Officers at the Bristol and Clifton Homoeopathic Dispensary.

By 1851, Wilkins was practicing at Unity Street, College Green, in Bristol. Wilkins later practiced at 56 Park Street, Bristol.

In 1853, Wilkins became a shareholding member of the Hahnemann Publishing Society.

In November that year, 1853, Wilkins and his colleague Francis Black treated a patient with a testicular hydrocele at the Clifton Homoeopathic Dispensary using Graphites, Silicea and Saccharum Lactis.

Henry Wilkins died at his Park Street residence on 16 March 1859, aged 59.

Of Interest:

In 1855 the Reverend George Wilkins [no evident relation] was a member of the management committee of the Soho Homoeopathic Dispensary, located at 18a Denmark Street, London.

An orthodox surgeon also named Henry Wilkins M.R.C.S. L.S.A. (1835/6) [no evident relation] of Ealing, Middlesex, gave evidence at the Old Bailey in October, 1860 in the trial of a man for forgery.