An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024

HUNTER, William

17 entries
  • 2974

The history of an aneurysm of the aorta, with some remarks on aneurysms in general.

Med. Obs. Inqu., 1, 323-57, 1757.

First recorded case of arteriovenous aneurysm.

  • 6254

A singular case of the separation of the ossa pubis.

Med. Obs. Inqu., 2, 321-33, 415-18, 1762.

A case of osteomalacic pelvis was reported to Hunter by a country practitioner.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Pelvis: Pelvic Anomalies
  • 6020

Appendix to Lynn’s The history of a fatal inversion of the uterus.

Med. Obs. Inqu., 4, 400-09; 5, 388-93., 1771, 1776.

First accurate description of retroversion of the uterus.

  • 6157

Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures.

Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1774.

Hunter originally trained as Smellie’s assistant. Once he achieved brilliant professional and financial success he became a great collector of rare books and manuscripts, coins, paintings, minerals, shells, and antiquities. Reflecting Hunter’s interests in anatomical art and fine printing, this work contains 34 copper plates depicting the gravid uterus, life-size. It is William Hunter’s best work and one of the finest anatomical atlases ever produced, “anatomically exact and artistically perfect” (Choulant). Except for J. Dalby’s little book, Virtues of cinnabar and musk against the bite of a mad dog, 1762, Hunter's atlas is the only medical publication produced by the famous Baskerville Press. The letterpress is in both Latin and English. The plates were engraved by several artists from drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk, the original sepia drawings for which are preserved in the Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow Library. In 1851 The Sydenham Society published a reprint of the atias. See J. L. Thornton’s Jan van Rymsdyk, medical artist of the eighteenth century, Cambridge: Oleander Press, 1982. 

Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS
  • 7581

Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium, qui in museo Gulielmi Hunter asservantur, descriptio figuris illustrata. Opera et studio Caroli Combe . . .

London: J. Nichols, 1782.

The only published installment of the catalogue of William Hunter's magnificent collection of coins, a collection regarded as one of the finest in the world. Hunter began collecting coins around 1770, and by the time of his death had spent over £22,000 on this pursuit— an enormous sum of money by the standards of the day. After Hunter's death, by the terms of his will, the coin collection, together with Hunter's books, pictures and anatomical models, remained in the care of three trustees for thirty years, after which time they became the property of the University of Glasgow.

Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium was compiled by Charles Combe (1743-1817), a physician and coin dealer who became acquainted with Hunter in 1773, and greatly assisted Hunter in forming his collection. Combe was one of the three trustees appointed in Hunter's will to administer his collections, the other two being Dr. George Fordyce and Dr. David Pitcairne. Combe had originally intended to prepare a catalogue of the complete Hunterian coin collection, but was able to publish only this installment. The work is illustrated with 68 plates that Combe took care to make "more faithful to the original coins than the illustrations in previous numismatic works" (DNB). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: MUSEUMS
  • 1732

On the uncertainty of the signs of murder, in the case of bastard children.

Med. Obs. & Inqu., London, 6, 266-90, London, 1784.

This essay on the signs of murder in illegitimate children is, in Garrison’s view, the most important early contribution to forensic medicine by a British writer.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine)
  • 2734.3

Three cases of mal-conformation of the heart.

Medical Observations & Inquiries, 6, 291-309, 1784.

Three cases of congenital heart disease recorded. Two plates are opposite pp. 417-18 of the journal.

  • 6157.1

An anatomical description of the human gravid uterus and its contents.

London: J. Johnson; and G. Nicol, 1794.

Hunter’s text for No. 6157, edited and published by Matthew Baillie after William Hunter's death. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

  • 7586

A general account of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow; including historical and scientific notices of the various objects of art, literature, natural history, anatomical preparations, antiquities, & c. in that celebrated collection.

Glasgow: John Smith & Son & London: Longman, Hurst..., 1813.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7587

Catalogue of anatomical preparations in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.

Glasgow: Printed for George Richardson, 1840.

"The following Catalogue is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, a true Catalogue of the Anatomical Prepartions left by the late Dr. William Hunter.--G. Fordyce, David Pitcairn, W. Combe."

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7588

Catalogue of the anatomical and pathological preparations of Dr. William Hunter in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.

Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons, 1900.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 18th Century, ANATOMY › 20th Century, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , PATHOLOGY
  • 6768.1

A catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow. Planned and begun by the late John Young...Continued and completed under the direction of the Young Memorial Committee by P. Henderson Aitken.

Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1908.

Catalogue of the manuscripts collected and bequeathed to the University of Glasgow by William Hunter (1718-83), now in the Hunterian Collection, University of Glasgow Library. The catalogue provides full descriptions of approximately 600 manuscripts dating mostly from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, covering a wide range of subjects in addition to medicine. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology
  • 6772.1

The printed books in the library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow. A catalogue by Mungo Ferguson.

Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie, 1930.

Catalogue of the printed books in the celebrated library formed by William Hunter (1718-83), now called the Hunterian Collection, at the University of Glasgow Library. The catalogue was actually printed in 1916, well over 100 years after Hunter's death, but not issued until 1930 because of the First World War. See No. 6768.1.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 7661

Catalogue of the anatomical preparations of Dr. William Hunter in the Museum of the Anatomy Department. From the original catalogue (1898-1900) prepared by Professor John Teacher.

Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 1970.

Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 8609

My highest pleasure: William Hunter's art collection. Edited by Peter Black.

Glasgow: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow & London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2007.

A beautiful book on Hunter's art collection, and how he assembled it, as well as a study of the representation of art in Hunter's library. The book also describes and illustrates Hunter's collection of anatomical art, and publishes the text of his lecture on anatomy to the Royal Academy.

Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 7582

William Hunter's world: The art and science of eighteenth-century collecting.

Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2015.

Authoritative illustrated chapters on aspects of Hunter's collecting, including anatomy, zoology, entomology, fossils, numismatics, paintings, drawings, printed books and manuscripts. A collective work edited by Hancock, Pearce and Campbell.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 11113

William Hunter and the anatomy of the modern museum. Edited by Mungo Campbell and Nathan Flis with the assistance of Maria Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press & Glasgow: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, 2018.

This is probably the most beautiful book published on the wide range of William Hunter's collecting that forms the Hunterian Museum and the Hunterian Collection in Glasgow University Library. 

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, MUSEUMS › History of Museums