• Title
    Letters from John Hunter to Edward Jenner
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  • Date
    13 Jun 1773 - 12 Aug 1793
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  • Scope and Content
    The volume contains 32 letters from John Hunter to Edward Jenner, 1773-1793. The letters were written whilst Jenner practiced medicine at Berkeley, Gloucestershire. The letters record Hunter's encouragement of Jenner in his botanical, ornithological and medical observations and experiments, and include requests for Jenner to send him animal specimens, including fossils. There are also 6 letters regarding the purchase of the Hunter-Jenner letters, in 1877, by James Paget; a hand written copy of a letter from Hunter to Jenner (14 November 1783) made by V. G. Plarr; and a (1984) xerox copy of a 1790 letter (in the possession of the Hunterian Society of London) sent from Hunter to Jenner.
  • Extent
    1 volume
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  • Conditions governing access
    Open to researchers by written appointment
  • Conditions governing reproduction
    At the discretion of the librarian
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  • Admin./ biographical history
    John Hunter was a surgeon, and he ran a School of Anatomy in Great Windmill Street, London with his brother, William. John practised as surgeon in Golden Square from 1763, and was surgeon to St George's Hospital from 1768. Edward Jenner was a physician and scientist. He was a resident pupil of John Hunter from 1770 to 1772. Jenner returned to practice medicine at Berkeley in 1773, but continued to correspond with Hunter on many subjects until Hunter's death in 1793.
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