John Hunter and the origins of modern orthopaedic research.

  title={John Hunter and the origins of modern orthopaedic research.},
  author={Christopher H. Evans},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={25 4},
Orthopaedic research is a multi-disciplinary, eclectic pursuit conducted in a scientific manner. John Hunter (1728-1793), the Founder of Scientific Surgery, was the first to engage systematically in this enterprise. Born in Scotland, Hunter moved to London to help his brother, William, run an anatomy school. This involved both the procurement and dissection of cadavers, for which activities John showed great aptitude. Further training and a spell as an army surgeon equipped him for his life's… CONTINUE READING


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