John Hunter, 13 February 1728 - 16 October 1793, Pioneer Anatomist and Surgeon. John Hunter was born in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1728. After an unremarkable childhood, he journeyed south to London to work as a disector {sic} for his brother William, a teacher of anatomy. He studied surgery at Chelsea and St. Bartholemew's {sic} Hospital. His interest in the subject grew to such an extent that he formed a collection of 10,500 anatomical specimens, initially accommodated in his house in Leicester Square. He has been called the founder of scientific surgery. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1767. The bust is by Thomas Woolner (1874).

John Hunter bust, Leicester Square, London
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