|born on||13 February 1728 at 23:59 (= 11:59 PM )|
|Place||East Kilbride, Scotland, 55n46, 4w10|
|Timezone||LMT m4w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°37' 07°41 Asc. 05°04'|
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. He was the husband of Anne Hunter, a teacher, and friend of, and collaborator with, Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine.
He died on 16 October 1793.
Sy Scholfield quotes John Kobler's book, "The Reluctant Surgeon: A Biography of John Hunter" (Doubleday, 1960), p. 20: "Someone wrote in the parish register: 'John a lawfull son ... born Feby. 13th and baptized March 30th 1728.' But John himself always observed the fourteenth as his birthday. He was probably born a few minutes before or a few minutes after midnight of the thirteenth."
- Vocation : Medical : Surgeon