Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 489–503

The contribution of William Hunter (1718–1783) to the study of bone and joint disease

  • W. W. Buchanan
  • W. F. Kean
  • D. G. Palmer
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02330585

Cite this article as:
Buchanan, W.W., Kean, W.F. & Palmer, D.G. Clin Rheumatol (1987) 6: 489. doi:10.1007/BF02330585

Summary

William Hunter (1718–1783), the elder of the two famous Hunter brothers, is best known for his remarkable book The Anatomy to the Human Gravid Uterus, and for his contributions to the art of midwifery. However, Hunter also made significant observations in cardiovascular disease, in comparative anatomy, and paleopathology. It is perhaps not sufficiently known that he also made significant contributions in rheumatic disease, and in particular, the anatomy and physiology of cartilage.

Key words

William Hunter History Cartilage Bone and Joint Disease 

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© Acta Medica Belgica 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Buchanan
    • 1
  • W. F. Kean
    • 1
  • D. G. Palmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Rheumatology and Laboratory for Inorganic MedicineMcMaster University Health Sciences CentreHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Department of MedicineWellcome Medical Research InstituteDunedinNew Zealand

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