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The Hunter brothers

April 5, 2016 | By | No Comments

I am off to the UK for an art tour with the wonderful medical illustrators of the Vesalius Trust. My companions will add much to the enjoyment by sharing their knowledge. I am especially interested to see the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. William Hunter was obstetrician to Queen Victoria, and he was a scholar. He collected art as well as medical items, which are now in the museum named for him. He trained his younger brother John to do dissections for teaching, and John Hunter is now considered the father of modern surgery. The Hunterian Museum in London, which I visited last year, is named for John and houses many of his specimens.

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