John Raphael Smith (Great Britain b.1752, d.1812) LC
Alexander Hunter (1729-1809), MD, FRS. Physician at York
1805; Date from imprint.
Alexander Hunter gained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1753 and also studied at London, Paris and Rouen. He then started a medical practice in York in 1763, continuing to practise there successfully until his death in 1809. He took an active part in the foundation of the Agricultural Society at York in 1770. In 1772 Hunter began work on the foundation of a lunatic asylum at York, and was appointed physician there. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1777 and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1790. He published several works, his best known being 'Men and Manners', which became a third edition in 1808.
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