The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
Broadway Books, 2005 - 341 pages
When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his gothic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he based the house of the genial doctor-turned-fiend on the home of John Hunter. The choice was understandable, for Hunter was both widely acclaimed and greatly feared.
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With her classic English rose complexion, blond-haired, blue-eyed Anne was
regarded as something of a beauty. ... 10 While Anne's attributes were fairly
evident, what attracted her to the thirty-six-year-old surgeon who paid repeated
visits to ...
In fairness, Anne was not at her best when first John began paying her his
attentions. He had been called to see the young woman as a patient in the
summer of 1764. Her father had been bewildered by the strange symptoms his
daughter was ...
But when Anne saw Reynolds's first attempts, faithfully portraying her husband
with his straggly beard ... patients, friends, and pupils, but the image certainly did
not strike Anne as the statuesque figure she had in mind for public edification.
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John Hunter rose from a poor Scottish farming family to become one of the leading men of science and medicine. His courage (he inserted a knife's point covered in pus into his urethra to see if ... Read full review
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This was a bit of an interesting read that takes you back into the late 1700's and headfirst into the medical fields where surgery is starting to emerge from the barbers as a more prestigious field ... Read full review
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