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At the age of 20, John Hunter was invited by his elder brother William, a physician and obstetrician, to assist him at his anatomy school in London, where he spent much time working on his own anatomical investigations. During this period he also studied surgery at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and later at St Bartholomew's. In 1760 he was commissioned as an Army Surgeon, and was posted to France and Portugal where he undertook a geological study from which he deduced that the world was "many hundred thousand centuries" old, thus contradicting the accepted estimate of not more than 6000 years. He also anticipated some of Darwin's ideas on evolution. In 1763 he gained the Diplomas of the Company of Surgeons and joined the staff at St George's Hospital. Although continuing his biological studies, his private practice grew steadily and he started teaching. The purchase of a large house in Leicester Square enabled him to take resident pupils, and arrange his many specimens into a systematic teaching museum. Although a surgeon, Hunter regarded surgery as a mutilation of the patient and an admission of failure to cure. He told his students, "Surgeons tend to forget that they are not masters but only servants. They can assist the natural powers within all living flesh but cannot replace them". Hunter's practice was quite wide - many patients were inoperable and therefore received only medical attention rather than surgical. The case notes - some 847 separate records - give an insight into the health of Londoners of the period. Although a few of the more well-known patients and spectacular cases have been referred to in medical articles, the full records have never before been published. Hunter's original case notes were transcribed by his brother William (with his own notes) into five separate volumes in 1826. In this book, they are bound in a single volume, transcribed - along with Clift's commentary - by the curator of the Hunterian Museum, Elizabeth Allen, at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. The book is also available in a half-leather bound limited edition.
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Book Description Royal Society of Medicine Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0007804418
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Book Description Royal Society of Medicine Services Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, brown silk bookmark sewn in, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has minor edge wear. Appears little used. xxviii + 700 pages, 26 colour plates and a few illustrations in the text, glossary, biographical notes, index. Very heavy book, 3.5kg unpacked. Seller Inventory # 58414