Dr John HUNTER

Dr John HUNTER[1]

Male 1728 - 1793  (65 years)

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  • Name Dr John HUNTER  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 13 Feb 1728  Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1793  Tooting, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Westminster, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID P2963  Huntar and Hunter
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2017 

    Father John HUNTER,   b. 12 Oct 1673, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1741, Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Agnes PAUL,   b. 1691, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1751, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1707  Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne HOME,   b. 1742, Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1821, London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1771  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Banks HUNTER,   b. 11 Jun 1772, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1838, Toulouse, Franche-ComtĂ©, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Agnes Margaretta HUNTER,   b. 9 Jan 1776, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • The pioneer anatomist and surgeon,the "founder of scientific surgery",pioneering research on the circulation of the blood, acquired the body of the giant Charles Byrne 1783.
      His collection became the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.

    • John Hunter was born at Long Calderwood in 1728 and was always the poorer of the brothers, he cared not for wealth. On one occasion when referring a patient to his brother he wrote the note: "Dear Brother, The bearer wants your advice. I do not know the nature of case. He has no money, and you have plenty, so are well met." "Yours, J. HUNTER." He was to become a famous surgeon and anatomist. He is described as the person who "raised surgery from a craft to a science". Being also an avid collector of anything he founded The Hunterian Museum in London as a place to make available his studies. His wife Ann Hunter was a famous poet and lyricist.

  • Sources 
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