Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: William Hunter

  • Two great Scots: John and William Hunter

    B. Herold Griffith Chicago, Illinois, United States   Excerpted from a presentation at the meeting of the Society of Medical History of Chicago October 3, 2006   Portrait of William Hunter. Hunterian Society loan to the Wellcome Collection. Public domain. Of the many surgeons who have had ties to Glasgow over the past 500 years…

  • Seventeenth century obstetric illustrations

    Around the middle of seventeenth century man-midwifes or accoucheurs began to revolutionize the practice of obstetrics by reforming education, introducing scientific principles, and developing safe rules for the conduct of the delivery and the use of the forceps. Foremost among this new brand of practitioners were two Scotsmen, William Smellie and his one-time student William…