Hunter, William, M.D. (1718-1783), brother of the above, was born in Lanarkshire, and for some time studied theology at Glasgow University, abandoning..this, however, later for medicine. Iu
1741 he went to London studying first under Dr. Smellie, then under Dr. Douglas, and attending St. George's Hospital as a pupil. In 1747 he became M.R.C.S., and began to practise, soon, however, confining himself almost entirely to midwifery, in which he was pre-eminent. He was appointed professor of anatomy to the Royal Academy upon its foundation in 1768. He collected a tine museum of anatomical preparations, shells, corals, and other objects of natural history, and some paintings, all of which was bequeathed to the university of Glasgow. Among his works are a History of an Aneurism of the Aorta, the Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus, and Two Introductory Lectures.