Henry Vandyke Carter
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Henry Vandyke Carter was born on 22 May 1831, and was the eldest son of the artist Henry Barlow Carter. He was formally educated at Hull Grammar School before apprenticing as an apothecary-surgeon and taking medical courses at St George's Hospital in London. In June 1853, Carter became a student in human and comparative anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons, where he worked with Richard Owen and John Thomas Quekett. In December 1854, he earned a Bachelor's of Medicine degree at the University of London.
He began work for Henry Gray and others in 1852, and in 1856-7 he drew the illustrations for the now famously illustrated Gray's Anatomy. During this time, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of London. The publishers of the first edition wanted to ascribe joint authorship of the book to Carter as his illustrations were just about as noteworthy as the text but Gray objected.[page needed]
In 1858 Carter joined the Indian Medical Service and moved to Bombay where he took up the post of Professor of Anatomy at Grant Medical College. He remained in Bombay until his retirement in 1888, when he returned to Scarborough to live near his sister Lily.
- HenryVandykeCarter.com, A website dedicated to Carter and his contributions
- Papers of Henry Vandyke Carter and his family at the Wellcome Library
- Hiatt, JR; Hiatt, N (1995). "The forgotten first career of Doctor Henry Van Dyke Carter". Journal of the American College of Surgeons 181 (5): 464–6. PMID 7582216.
- Henry Gray's Anatomy, descriptive and surgical, with drawings by H. V. Carter, first American edition (Philadelphia, 1859)
- Richardson, Ruth (2008). Gray's anatomy descriptive and surgical: a notable anniversary