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John Hunter

John Hunter (1728-1793)

JOHN HUNTER (1728-1793) was also born at Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He joined his famous brother William in London in 1748, where he helped him teach anatomy. The brothers disagreed on who should receive credit for some anatomical discoveries, and became estranged.

John became a famous surgeon as well as comparative anatomist and collector. He was a great teacher and attracted a group of brilliant pupils. His four masterpieces reveal the versatility of his genius: The Natural History of the Human Teeth, 1771; A Treatise on the Venereal Disease, 1786; Observations on Certain Parts of the Animal Oeconomy, 1786; and Treatise on Blood, Inflammation, and Gun Shot Wounds, 1794.

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