John Hunter, of Long Calderwood, East Kilbride
- Sources yet to be consulted:
The Hunter home,
at Long Calderwood,
See street view
This became a museum, the
Hunter House Museum
(though is now closed).
of Long Calderwood, East Kilbride
just SE of Glasgow.
mar Agnes Paul.
He died 30 Oct 1741, age 78 yrs.
They had issue:
- Dr. William Hunter,
the pioneer anatomist and obstetrician,
born 23 May 1718, Long Calderwood.
A founding father of obstetrics.
He died 30 Mar 1783, age 64 yrs.
He was bur St.James' church,
His collection of specimens became the
University of Glasgow,
The oldest public museum in Scotland.
His collection of books and coins became the
at the University of Glasgow.
- 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.
Hunter stole the body of the celebrated Irish giant
Charles Byrne (7 ft 7 in) after his death in 1783.
His skeleton has been on public display in Hunter's collection ever since (against Byrne's wishes).
Hunter died 1793, age 65 yrs.
He was bur St Martin in the Fields, London.
His remains were removed in 1859 to Westminster Abbey.
His collection became the
Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.
Dr. William Hunter.
See other version
Dr. John Hunter.