Skip to content
Date and time
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Professor Dr Gordon McPhate, Visiting Professor, University of Chester

This talk will examine the life and career of the famous eighteenth-century Scottish surgeon and scientist, John Hunter. It will examine to what extent Hunter was a  self-made man;  as anatomist, as pathologist, as surgeon, and as naturalist. It will also discuss to what extent his career was built on the giants of the age who influenced his  opportunities for advancement and his  professional and scientific development.  These included  William Cullen, William Hunter, William Cheselden, James Spence, Giovanni Morgagni, Anne Home, Edward Jenner, and James Hutton.

Professor McPhate qualified in medicine at Aberdeen, took a Master’s degree in Clinical Biochemistry at Surrey, and a research Doctorate in Physiology at Cambridge on the regulation of gluconeogenesis in human metabolism. He held academic posts in Physiology at the University of London and Pathology at the University of St. Andrews, becoming consultant chemical pathologist to the Fife Hospitals, and directing research in diabetic nephropathy. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists  and has also been an Adjudicator for the General Medical Council.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Admission free but booking necessary for seating and refreshment purposes (tea, coffee and cake will be provided).

Please contact fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 512095 to confirm your place.

The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1-4pm, free admission and no booking necessary

Directions

Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom