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The Works of John Hunter, F.R.S.
With Notes

Volume 3


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079594

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  • The surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728–93) left a famous legacy in the Hunterian Museum of medical specimens now in the Royal College of Surgeons, and in this collection of his writings, edited by James Palmer, with a biography by Drewry Ottley, published between 1835 and 1837. The first four volumes are of text, and the larger Volume 5 contains plates. Hunter had begun his career as a demonstrator in the anatomy classes of his brother William, before qualifying as a surgeon. He regarded surgery as evidence of failure - the mutilation of a patient who could not be cured by other means - and his studies of anatomy and natural history were driven by his belief that it was necessary to understand the normal physiological processes before attempting to cure the abnormal ones. Volume 3 discusses blood and the vascular system, wounds (especially those suffered in war), and infection.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079594
    • length: 698 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Treatise on the blood, inflammation, and gun-shot wounds
    2. Observations on the inflammation of the blood
    3. On introsusception
    4. An account of Mr Hunter's method for performing the operation for the cure of popliteal aneurism
    5. Additional cases to illustrate Mr Hunter's method for performing the operation for the cure of popliteal aneurism
    6. A case of paralysis of the muscles of deglutition cured by an artificial mode of conveying food and medicines into the stomach
    7. Some observations on the loose cartilages found in joints, and most commonly met with in that of the knee
    8. Observations on certain horny excrescences of the human body

  • Author

    John Hunter


    James F. Palmer

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