1728 – He was born this year at Long Calder wood near East Kilbride, the youngest of 10 children. Three of these children had died of illness before John Hunter was born.
1748 – He studied at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital under Percival Pott. He taught and practiced in London.
1760 – He was commissioned as an Army surgeon in this year. He spent three years in France and Portugal.
1771 – He married Anne Home, daughter of Robert Boyne Home
1776 – He was appointed surgeon to King George III
1768 – He was appointed as surgeon to St. George’s Hospital. Later he became a member of the Company of Surgeons.
1786 – He was appointed deputy surgeon to the British Army.
1789 – He was made Surgeon General.
1793 – He died this year.
1799 – The government purchased Hunter’s collection of papers and specimens, which it presented to the Company of Surgeons.