About this book
The vivid, often gruesome portrait of the 18th century pioneering surgeon and father of modern medicine, John Hunter. It won the Medical Journalists' Open Book Award 2005.
Winner of the Medical Journalists' Open Book Award 2005, this book is about John Hunter. Revered and feared in equal measure, Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. An inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle, he was a maverick medical pioneer, and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin.