Name Details

Name: William Hunter
Dates: 1718-1783
Notes: Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, 1764-1783.
Born Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire, 23 May 1718.
Student, University of Glasgow, 1731-1736; M.D., 1750..
Assistant to William Smellie, London, 1740-1741.
Assistant to James Douglas, 1741-1742.
Tutor to William George Douglas, 1741-1749.
Surgeon, Middlesex Hospital, 1748-1749.
Surgeon, British Lying-in Hospital, 1749.
President, Society of Licentiate Physicians, 1781.
Died London, 30 March 1783.
Collector of books, manuscripts and artefacts, bequeathed to University of Glasgow.
Estate administered by trustees: George Fordyce, David Pitcairn, Charles Combe.
[See D.N.B.; C.H. Brock, Dr William Hunter (Glasgow, 1994); N.R. Ker, William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts (Glasgow, 1983); W.F. Bynum and Roy porter, William Hunter and the eightenth-century medical world (Cambridge, 1985); N.R. Ker, William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts (Glasgow, 1983); S.F. Simmons and John Hunter, William Hunter, 1718-1783: a memoir, ed. C.H. Brock (Glasgow, 1983); David Weston, 'William Hunter, zodiac man', Scottish Book Collector, issue 7:8 (autumn 2003), pp 17-23; James Willocks, 'The prize is immortality', Avenue (University of Glasgow), no. 14 (June 1993), pp 3-5.]
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