and William Hunter
(John 17281793; William 17181783)
Noted surgeons with a competitive and often quarrelsome relationship,
the Hunter brothers made their names in London. John was the
more naturally gifted of the two, and the more brilliant surgeon
with a particular interest in dissection. He helped make surgery
a science, raising its status from that of a barbers profession.
William was an obstetrician who ultimately became physician
to Queen Charlotte and professor of anatomy to the Royal Academy.