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Sir Everard Home contemporary portrait BW

Sir Everard Home contemporary portrait BW

C008/8274

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31.8 x 39.6 cm ⏐ 12.5 x 15.6 in (300dpi)

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Sir Everard Home (1756-1832) contemporary engraving. Home was the first president of the Royal College of Surgeons and studied under John Hunter (who married Home's sister). Home was entrusted with Hunter's unpublished manuscripts after his death in 1793 and was widely suspected of plagiarizing Hunter's work therafter. Home destroyed many of Hunter's manuscripts which cast further suspicion. He was the first geologist to publish detailed reports and illustrations on the icthyosaurs but did a poor job, naming them Proteosuchus in 1819 - a name that was widely ignored (he suggested affinities to Salamanders). Preference was given to Konig's unpublished suggestion of the name icthyosaur. See other images in this collection. In the collection of the photographer.

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