Hunter, John, 1728-1793
A treatise on the blood, inflammation, and gun-shot wounds / by the late John Hunter. To which is prefixed, a short account ofthe author's life, by his brother-in-law, Everard Home.
London : Printed by John Richardson, for George Nicol, bookseller, 1794.
This is one of Hunter's most important works and it builds on his experience as an Army surgeon in the Channel Islands and Portugal. It was published after his death. Hunter is revered as the most outstanding anatomists of the eighteenth century and his attention to the lessons of comparative anatomy and embryology opened many different avenues of research and practice. His great collection of specimens was gravely damaged during the London Blitz but the remaining items on exhibition at the College of Surgeons in London give a glimpse of their scope.