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BANISTER, John

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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John BANISTER

Biography

Name John BANISTER (BANESTER)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (university education) (Court physician & surgeon. Author. BSC 1583-.)
Period of medical practice 1573-1610
Place of birth England (?Bedford (nephew, son of brother Gabriel, lived there))
Date of birth 1540
Date of death 1610
Address St Olave Silver Street ?1610. Nottingham 1574.
Other notes MB & Lic Oxon 1573. Trouble 1587. LRCP at Q's request 1594. Friend of Clowes, Baker, Balthrop, Goodrus.

Known London address

St Olave Silver Street
Parish St Olave Silver Street
Ward Aldersgate (Within & Without)
Date 1594-1610

College membership

Medical education (university) Oxford
Date of license to practise 1573
MB 1573
Date became Licentiate 15/02/1594
In trouble before membership Yes
Other notes LRCP at EI's request
Date of birth 1540
Date of death 1610

Censorial hearings

10 Nov 1587
Entry Summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
1 Dec 1587
Entry Could not appear because he was treating Lord Lidcot and had been ordered by the Queen to restore him to health.
Attitude of the accused absent
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken ?
22 Dec 1587
Entry Dr Bayley wrote at the Queen's command, asking that Banister shd be allowed to practise medicine. College complained that it needed to maintain and preserve its privileges and needed the support of the court and the nobility in order to do this. Decided to send letters of supplication to various notables.
Attitude of the accused absent
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Letters to be sent to Archbp of Cant, E of Leicester & Walsingham.
Verdict case not completed
5 Nov 1591
Entry Summoned again.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
15 Feb 1594
Entry Letter was read from EI asking College to license B. He had practised surgery successfully & had always 'jointlie used the art of Physick with Chirurgery'. Wanted to end his life peacefully in London.
Attitude of the accused absent
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken LRCP, provided he asks College for help in dangerous diseases.