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John Hunter

Who was he?

Wikipedia:  John Hunter 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):
Location of plaque at 12, South Parade

John Hunter plaque

The text reads

"Here dwelt John Hunter F.R.S. 1785 b. 1728 d.1793"

Location map of 12, South Parade:
John Hunter location map



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