Hunter, John, 1728-1793

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English physician.

From the description of Letter, 1777, Sept. 7 : [London], to Edward Jenner. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35113899

John Hunter (1728-1793), surgeon, anatomist, and Fellow of the Royal Society who published several treatises on medical subjects, including one on inflammation and gunshot wounds. His anatomical and natural science collections form the core of the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.

From the description of Note on Edward May's Most certaine and true relation, 1794 Nov 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702182299

Scottish surgeon and anatomist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., London], to Mr. Eden, 1786 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269530422

Letter from John Hunter, to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, sending him a paper on the natural history of bees and expressing the hope that it would be included in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

From the description of Letter : London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London, 1782 Feb 2. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 703640319

From the description of Letter : London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London, 1782 Feb 2. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702162680

John Hunter was a British anatomist and surgeon, born in Scotland.

Hunter studied both human and comparative anatomy, helped by his older brother, William, a noted surgeon and lecturer in anatomy, who sponsored his training in London. From 1761 to 1763, during the last years of the Seven Years' War, Hunter worked as an army surgeon. In London, Hunter set up a surgical practice and continued the research and experiments he had begun in the army. He made the acquaintance of many scientists, published a large number of papers, and established a medical museum and a student society, the Lyceum Medicum Londinense. In 1783 he was made a member of the Académie royale de chirurgie, and in 1790 became Surgeon General, among many other honors and appointments. After his death, in 1799, his collection of over 14,000 items was purchased by the government and given to the care of the Royal College of Surgeons, where parts of it still exist as the Hunterian Collection of the college's museum. It was housed in a new building in Lincoln's Inn Fields, officially opened in 1813.

Anne Home was an author and poet. She was the daughter of an army surgeon, and the sister of artist Robert Home. She married John Hunter in 1771.

From the description of Collection, [not before 1783-not after 1821] (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 60353948

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creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter : London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London, 1782 Feb 2. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. [Prescription, beginning "Venetian soap, a dram ..." College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Power, D'Arcy, Sir, 1855-1941. Precept of Archbishop of Canterbury 1445 and two unpublished letters of Charles Bernard 1693, 1694, 1445-1910 / material assembled by Power. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Clift, William, 1775-1849. Autograph letter signed : London, England, to Philip Syng Physick, Philadelphia, Pa., 1835 May 8. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., London], to Mr. Eden, 1786 Nov. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hunter, John. 6075 Hunter Family Floppy Disk, ca. 1910. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Album materials, 1777-1925 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter, 1762, Oct. 28, Sao Domingos [Portugal] to His Excellency the Eral of Loudoun, Commander in Chief of His Britanik [sic] Majesty's Forces in Portugal. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 69th and 71st Streets, Amsterdam Avenue and the Hudson River, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A.S. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Owen, Richard, 1804-1892. Papers, 1826-1889. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Kiersted, John, Sr. Land records of New York State, 1816-1843. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835. Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Stalker, Hugh Lyle, 1893-. Papers of Hugh Lyle Stalker, 1812-1977 (inclusive), 1910-1977 (bulk). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Chirurgical lectures : [London] / John Hunter, 1786. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Humphries, O'Neal. John Hunter, Feb. 13, 1728-Oct. 16, 1793 : surgery's first scientist : typescript, 1989 Jan. / by O'Neal Humphries. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf [John Hunter, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Note on Edward May's Most certaine and true relation, 1794 Nov 8. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Bleecker Street, Elizabeth Street, Prince Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A.S. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Lectures on the rationale of surgery : [London] / John Hunter, [ca. 1786?]. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822. Letters by Sir William Herschel, 1777-1807. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Irick family. Papers, 1782-1907 (bulk 1792-1868). Rutgers University
referencedIn Heroes of medicine. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
creatorOf King, Philip Gidley, 1758-1808. Letters. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Ontario Veterinary College. Registrar. (1953-1963 : Gattinger). Historical Papers presented during O.V.C. Centennial Years, includes some photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf HUNTER, JOHN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Hunter, Robert Robertson. Papers of Robert Robertson Hunter, 1822-1827. Library of Congress
referencedIn Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. Autograph letter signed : St. John's Wood, [London] to Lady Bell, 1851 Mar. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter to Edward Jenner [manuscript] 1775, Aug. 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter : London, to Sir Joseph Banks, London, 1782 Feb 2. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
creatorOf Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782. Autograph letter in third person : [n.p.], to Dr. Hunter, 1770 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Finlayson, James, 1840-1906. Autograph letter signed : Glasgow, to W.A. Knight, 1893 Jul. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers of John Hunter (1728-1793), 18th century Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Lectures on the theory and practice of surgery : ms., / John Hunter, [ca. 1818] Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Lecture notes. Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
creatorOf Hunter, John. Correspondence, with Henry Charles Lea, 1886. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Notes on Mr. John Hunter's lectures on the principles of surgery [and] Notes on Hunter's lectures on physiology [manuscript]. McGill University Library
referencedIn Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823. Papers, 1775-1822 : London, England. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter, 1777, Sept. 7 : [London], to Edward Jenner. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter, 1791 Dec. 10 [London?] to Edward Jenner. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. [Fragment of Hunter's handwriting]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. [Notes taken from] physiological lectures [delivered] by John Hunter., 1777-1778, [by Benjamin Waterhouse]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Lectures in London on the theory and practice of surgery / John Hunter, 1784-1785. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Volumes, 1791-1812 (bulk). American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Maynard, Robert D. John Hunter and dentistry in the eighteenth century / Robert D. Maynard. Indiana University, School of Dentistry
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Letter, 1763, February 8, Lisbon, to Mr. Smyth, British Hospital, Santarem [Portugal]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn The Papers of William Clift, 1780-1849 Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Collection, [not before 1783-not after 1821] American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Nestlé's Milk Products, Inc. [Collection of portraits. Homage de Nestlé]. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
creatorOf Hunter, John, 1728-1793. Surgical lectures : [London] / John Hunter, [ca. 1786]. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1709-1779. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Dr. Hunter, [no year] "Saturday forenoon." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Osborn, William, 1732-1808. Lectures on venereal disease / by William Osborn, 1780-1781. National Library of Medicine
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associatedWith Da Costa, J. M. (Jacob Mendes), 1833-1900 person
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associatedWith Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Humphries, O'Neal. person
associatedWith Hunter, John; Hamilton, W. person
correspondedWith Hunter, John, Mrs., 1742-1821 person
correspondedWith Hunter, Robert Robertson. person
associatedWith Irick family. family
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associatedWith Kiersted, John, Sr. person
associatedWith King, Philip Gidley, 1758-1808. person
associatedWith Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. person
associatedWith Lewis, Morris James, 1851-1928. person
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Anatomists--Correspondence
Surgery--Early works to 1800
Surgery
Physiology--Manuscripts
Heart--History--17th century
General Surgery--Lectures
Surgery--Manuscripts
Blood--Circulation--History--17th century
Anatomy--History
Surgeons--Correspondence
Physiology--Early works to 1800
Bees
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Birth 1728-02-13

Death 1793-10-16

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