South Carolina Hall Of Fame: Walker Gill Wylie, M.D.

Walker Gill Wylie, M.D.

Born-(Died): 1848-1923
Profession: Physician
Inducted: 1996

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Born in Chester, South Carolina and educated at South Carolina College (now USC) and at Bellevue Medical College in New York, Dr. Walker Gill Wylie was an accomplished physician and professor who is credited with establishing the first nurses training school in America at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Along with his active medical practice, Dr. Wylie concurrently founded the Catawba Power Company near Fort Mill, South Carolina with his brother, and through his relationship with J.B. Duke combined his growing electric enterprise into what became Duke Power. He was awarded the Boylston Prize from Harvard University and the McMaster Gold Medal from the University of South Carolina.