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HUNTER, William (1718-1783): notes from his lectures on the gravid uterus

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S86
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: HUNTER, William (1718-1783): notes from his lectures on the gravid uterus
Date(s): 1776
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 vol.
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 taken from six lectures given by William Hunter entitled 'A course of lectures on the gravid uterus taken down in short hand, as delivered by Dr Hunter in 1772'. This volume was created by the student, 25 Mar-16 Apr 1776, using his original shorthand notes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single volume.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the College Library by Dr W Greenwood (via Miss Doreen Daley) [in 1966].

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other lectures by William Hunter (Ref: S74).

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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