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Hunter's health was permanently affected by an experiment he carried out on himself in 1767, through which he contracted syphilis. Increasingly troubled by angina pectoris, Hunter collapsed and died of an attack in 1793 during a meeting of the board of St. George's Hospital. His remains were reinterred at Westminster Abbey in 1859, with an inscription memorializing him as the "Founder of Scientific Surgery."

Uploaded by U.S. National Library of Medicine on May 3, 2012

Hunter's health was permanently affected by an experiment he carried out on himself in 1767, through which he contracted syphilis. Increasingly troubled by angina pectoris, Hunter collapsed and died of an attack in 1793 during a meeting of the board of St. George's Hospital. His remains were reinterred at Westminster Abbey in 1859, with an inscription memorializing him as the "Founder of Scientific Surgery."

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