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John Hunter was a surgeon, physiologist, researcher and anatomist, and is generally regarded as the father of modern surgery. He was born in Scotland and was the younger brother of William Hunter, anatomist and obstetrician. John Hunter was initially appointed House Surgeon at St George's Hospital in 1756 for a short period and formally elected as Surgeon to St George's Hospital in 1768 following his army service.
The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons contains the majority of the surviving research and teaching specimens prepared by Hunter. He died of a presumed heart attack at a board meeting at St George's Hospital in 1793.
St George's, University of London
John Hunter (1728–1793)
H 173 x W 70 x D 36 cm