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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (H)
Hunter, William

William Hunter (1718 - 1783) was one of the first men-midwives in England, a role that was not well received by midwives or physicians. Despite his training as a physician and surgeon, he became one of the most successful accouchers in the area. He attended at least one of the deliveries of the Queen, wife of George III.

His practice and anatomical knowledge became part of the early practice of obstetrics. He gave lectures and demonstrations throughout his career. Some of the illustrations in the text displayed are life size and one source refers to them as "artistically perfect."

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