Letter from John Hunter to William Eden, 1784.
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Letter from John Hunter to William Eden, afterwards first Baron Auckland, Leicester Square, 14 October , concerning hornets and the launching of a balloon at Little Chelsea. John Hunter, FRS (1728-1793) was a famous Scottish surgeon and anatomist. His series of lectures on surgery attracted numerous students who would continue his methods. His collection was acquired by the College of Surgeons in 1800. Page 1 of 3.