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Everard Home (1756 - 1832)

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Sir Everard Home
Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Englandmap
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Died in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Sir Everard Home, 1st Baronet FRS (b. Kingston upon Hull, 6 May 1756; d. 31 August 1832 in London) was a British surgeon.

Home was born in Kingston-upon-Hull and educated at Westminster School. He gained a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, but decided instead to become a pupil of his brother-in-law, John Hunter, at St George's Hospital.[1] Hunter had married his sister, the poet and socialite Anne Home, in July 1771.[2] He assisted Hunter in many of his anatomical investigations, and in the autumn of 1776 he partly described Hunter's collection. There is also considerable evidence that Home plagiarized Hunter's work, sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly; he also systematically destroyed his brother-in-law's papers in order to hide evidence of this plagiarism.

Having qualified at Surgeons' Hall in 1778, Home was appointed assistant surgeon at the naval hospital, Plymouth. In 1787 he appointed assistant surgeon, later surgeon, at St George's Hospital. He became Sergeant Surgeon to the King in 1808 and Surgeon at Chelsea Hospital in 1821. He was made a baronet (of Well Manor in the County of Southampton) in 1813.

He was the first to describe the fossil creature (later 'Ichthyosaur') discovered near Lyme Regis by Joseph Anning and Mary Anning in 1812. Following John Hunter, he initially suggested it had affinities with fish. Home also did some of the earliest studies on the anatomy of platypus and noted that it was not viviparous, theorizing that it was instead ovoviviparous.[3] Home published prolifically on human and animal anatomy.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1787, gave their Croonian Lecture many times between 1793 and 1829 and received their Copley Medal


Date: 1770
Place: King's Scholar Of Westminster School
Date: 1773
Place: Trinity College, Cambridge


Date: 1773
Place: St. George's Hospital


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On 22 May 2016 at 15:51 GMT Anders Kaas Petersen wrote:

Home-128 and Home-164 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and same years.

Same name of father.

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