Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons

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John Hunter came to London in 1748 at the age of 20 and worked as an assistant in the anatomy school of his elder brother William (1718-1783), who was already an established physician and obstetrician. Under William's direction, John learnt human anatomy and showed great aptitude in the dissection and preparation of specimens. Commissioned as an army surgeon, he served in the Peninsular Wars before establishing a private practice as well as a teaching museum containing 14,000 anatomical and botanical specimens. Over 3000 medical specimens are now housed in the Hunterian Collection of the Royal College of Surgeons. The museum also houses Hunter's art collection, with works by Stubbs, Hodges and the medical artist van Rymsdyck, as well as galleries relating to the history of medical instruments. There will be an introductory talk and the opportunity to browse this fascinating collection.

For tickets please contact Angus Johnson. Tel. 01582 832140 

Venue details

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields London Hertfordshire WC2A 3PE