Papers of John Baird Hunter, 1837-1915, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Certificates, 1862.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Baird Hunter was born in 1837 in Paisley, the son of an apothecary named William Hunter. Together with his older brother, William Munn Hunter (born 1828), he attended the University of Glasgow, first matriculating in 1858. John and William both studied medicine and attended the same classes, as follows:

  • 1858/59: Anatomy, Chemistry;
  • 1859/60: Anatomy, Surgery;
  • 1860/61: Anatomy, Surgery, Materia Medica [Pharmacy]; Practice of Physic;
  • 1861/62: Midwifery, Forensic Medicine.

During his time at the University John won second class prizes in Practice of Physic, Surgery, Materia Medica and Forensic Medicine, and William won second class prizes in Materia Medica and Forensic Medicine. Both John and William graduated MD CM in 1862.

John worked as ship surgeon for the British and Canadian Royal Mail Service, then became the Parochial Medical Officer for the 2nd District Borough of Paisley, where he also lived. He passed away on 4 February 1915.

William's son, one of 11 children and also called William Munn Hunter, was born in 1869 and followed in his relatives' footsteps and studied medicine, attending the University of Glasgow and Anderson's College of Medicine and graduating MB CM in 1893. William snr died on 10 November 1921.


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Deposit : H Hunter : 18 Dec 2013 : ACCN 3820


Collection box listed by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 18 Dec 2013. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 14 Mar 2014.

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