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Henry Martyn Bannister

Born 1844
Died 1920

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American physician, born July 25, 1844, Cazenovia, New York; died May 1, 1920, Evanston, Illinois.

Biography of Henry Martyn Bannister

Henry Martyn Bannister received his doctorate in 1871 at the National Medical College (now George Washington University) in Washington. Following a scientific journey devoted to geological studies he settled in Chicago, where he published on both medical and geological topics. In 1874, with James Stewart Jewell (1837-1887) he founded the Quarterly Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases. His death followed a sustained period of ailing health, long after he had retired from practice.

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