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Hunter, John

Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1793 AD
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1728 – He was born this year at Long Calder wood near East Kilbride, the youngest of 10 children. Three of these children had died of illness before John Hunter was born.

 

1748 – He studied at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital under Percival Pott. He taught and practiced in London.

 

1760 – He was commissioned as an Army surgeon in this year. He spent three years in France and Portugal.

 

1771 – He married Anne Home, daughter of Robert Boyne Home

 

1776 – He was appointed surgeon to King George III

 

1768 – He was appointed as surgeon to St. George’s Hospital. Later he became a member of the Company of Surgeons.

 

1786 – He was appointed deputy surgeon to the British Army.

 

1789 – He was made Surgeon General.

 

1793 – He died this year.

 

1799 – The government purchased Hunter’s collection of papers and specimens, which it presented to the Company of Surgeons.