HENRY GRAY (1827-1861) was a renowned British anatomist who studied at St George's Hospital Medical School in London. His focus was on the endocrine glands and spleen until he approached fellow colleague Henry Vandyke Carter to help him write a comprehensive and accessible anatomy textbook. The team worked for more than a year studying unclaimed cadavers to help write the text. It was published in England in 1858 and in America only one year later. Gray published the first two editions before it was acquired by Longman's in 1863, shortly after Gray's early death from smallpox.
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|Edition description:||Classic collector's ed|
About the Author
Early on in his career as a doctor, Henry Gray (c.1827-1861) showed a particular interest in anatomy. Aged just 20 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
After the award of fellowships by the Royal Society and the Royal College of Surgeons, he was appointed house surgeon at St George's Hospital, London, and then lecturer in anatomy at its medical school.
Gray died tragically young at the age of 34, after contracting a severe form of smallpox.