Who was he?
FRS (13 February 1728 – 16 October 1793) was a Scottish
surgeon regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists and
surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation
and scientific method in medicine. The Hunterian Society of London was
named in his honour.
Why was he in Bath?
In 1783 Hunter moved to a large house in Leicester Square, London,
where today there stands a statue to him. The space allowed him to
arrange his collection of nearly 14,000 preparations of over 500
species of plants and animals into a teaching museum. In 1785, he
stayed in Bath at 12, South Parade (left hand plaque):
The text reads
"Here dwelt John Hunter F.R.S. 1785 b. 1728 d.1793"
Location map of 12, South Parade:
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