Hunter, John


1728–1793 British surgeon, anatomist and experimentalist who did much to raise the status of surgery and whose extensive collection of specimens formed the basis of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Keywords: william hunter; edward jenner

Further Reading

Hunter J (1835–1837) The Works of John Hunter, (4 vols, plus Atlas) Palmer JF (ed.). London: Longmans.

Hunter J (1861) Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology and Geology (2 vols), Owen R (ed.). London: Longmans.

Cross SJ (1981) John Hunter, the animal economy, and late eighteenth‐century physiological discourse. Studies in History of Biology 5: 1–110.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Dobson J (1969) John Hunter. Edinburgh: Livingstone.

Qvist G (1981) John Hunter 1728‐1793. London: Heinemann.

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Bynum, WF(Jul 2001) Hunter, John. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002437]