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John Hunter, of Long Calderwood, East Kilbride



The Hunter home, at Long Calderwood, East Kilbride, near Glasgow.
Photo 2005. From Geograph.
See plaque on building. See street view.
This became a museum, the Hunter House Museum (though is now closed).




John Hunter, born 1663,
of Long Calderwood, East Kilbride, just SE of Glasgow,
mar Agnes Paul,
died 30th Oct 1741, age 78 yrs,
had issue:


  1. Dr. William Hunter, the pioneer anatomist and obstetrician,
    born 23rd May 1718, Long Calderwood,
    a founding father of obstetrics,
    died 30th Mar 1783, age 64 yrs,
    bur St.James' church, Piccadilly, see grave.
    His collection of specimens became the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, opened 1807, the oldest public museum in Scotland.
    His collection of books and coins became the Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow.


  2. Dr. John Hunter, the pioneer anatomist and surgeon,
    born 1728, Long Calderwood,
    the "founder of scientific surgery",
    pioneering research on the circulation of the blood,
    acquired the body of the giant Charles Byrne 1783,
    died 1793, age 65 yrs,
    bur St Martin in the Fields, London,
    remains removed 1859 to Westminster Abbey.
    His collection became the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.



Dr. William Hunter.
From here. See terms of use.
See other version from here.



Dr. John Hunter.
From here.





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