Home, Everard

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Home, Everard

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Born in Kingston-upon-Hull, son of Robert Home, army surgeon, and Mary. Educated at Westminster School. Studied medicine at St George's under John Hunter, his brother-in-law, who was married to Home's sister Anne Home. Assisted Hunter in his anatomical examinations, and described his collections, as well as plagiarizing Hunter's work and destroying Hunter's papers to hide evidence of his plagiarism.

Surgeon to the naval hospital at Plymouth. Surgeon to St George's Hospital and Chelsea Hospital. Lecturer on anatomy. Sergeant Surgeon to the King. Made baronet in 1813. Fellow of the Royal Society. Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Joined the army in Flanders in 1793, but returned home following Hunter's death in 1793.

Described the fossil later known as Ichthyhosaur discovered near Lyme Regis by Mary Anning and Joseph Anning in 1812. Published widely on human and animal anatomy.

Home lived with his sister and brother-in-law at their home in Leicester Square, London before marrying Jane Thompson.


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Clift, William (1775-1849)

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Hunter, John (13 February 1728 – 16 October 1793)

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GB/NNAF/P165880 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P14923 )

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Wikipedia (Everard Home); 'Saints and Sinners: Everard Home' (John Tricker, The Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin 2012)

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