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HUNTER, William (1718-1783): notes from his lectures on anatomy

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S74
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: HUNTER, William (1718-1783): notes from his lectures on anatomy
Date(s): [1746-1783]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Hunter was born, 1718; attended the local Latin school; Glasgow University, 1731-1736; medical apprenticeship in Hamilton; went to London to learn midwifery from William Smellie, 1740; John Douglas's anatomy assistant and tutor to Douglas's son William George, 1741; surgical pupil of David Wilkie at St George's Hospital; studied anatomy and surgery, Paris, 1743- 1744; began building a surgical and midwifery practice, London; set up an anatomy course, 1746; member of the Company of Surgeons, 1747; temporary man-midwife at the Middlesex Hospital, 1748; man-midwife to the new British Lying-in Hospital, 1749-1759; member of the Society of London Physicians, 1754; licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, 1756; consultant physician, British Lying-in Hospital, 1759; Physician-Extraordinary to the Queen, 1762; steward, then treasurer, and finally President of the Society of Collegiate Physicians; fellow of the Royal Society, 1767; Professor of Anatomy, Royal Academy of Art, 1768; died, 1783.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notes by an unknown student taken from lectures on anatomy given by William Hunter, undated.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

By volume

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the College Library by Lord Cohen of Birkenhead in January 1965.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Library to the College Archives in August 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other lectures by William Hunter (ref: S86).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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