Name Details

Name: John Banister
Dates: ?1540-?1610
Notes: Surgeon and author. Son of a minor official in the royal household, he served at sea and as surgeon with the army. He later studied medicine at Oxford and was admitted to the Barber-Surgeons' Company in 1572. He changed his name from Banester to Banister around this time. In 1593 he was licensed to practise medicine and surgery by the College of Physicians. His collected works were published in 1633.
[See Andrew Griffin, 'Banister , John (1532/3-1599?)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1280, accessed 12 Jan 2012]]
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