‘Everard Home: Hero or Villain?’

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V0002850 Sir Everard Home. Line engraving, 1810, after Sir W. Beechey

Sir Everard Home, (WI no.V0002850)

Dr Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, will be giving a lecture about the surgeon Everard Home at the Hunterian Museum in London on Tuesday 14th May at 13.00.

“Who was the real Everard Home (1756-1832)? Was he a brilliant surgeon and scientist, author of hundreds of papers and books, who secured the legacy of his brother-in-law and mentor John Hunter and who achieved the highest offices of his profession? Or was he a vain and duplicitous charlatan, despised by his peers for his Royal sycophancy and publicly shamed for destroying John Hunter’s manuscripts?”

Go along to the lecture and find out more: Lunchtime lectures at the Hunterian Museum


Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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