Lives of the fellows

John (Sir) Baber

b.1620 d.1703-4
MD(1648) FRCP(1657)

Sir John Baber, MD, was the son of John Baber, of the city of Wells, esquire, and was educated at St Peter’s, Westminster. Elected thence in 1642 a student of Christchurch, Oxford, he was ejected from his studentship by the parliamentary visitors, but upon letters from Colonel John Lambert, then governor of Oxford for the parliament, was admitted bachelor of medicine 3rd December, 1646. He then travelled on the continent; on the 16th June, 1648 being then twenty-eight years of age, was entered on the physic line at Leyden, took the degree of MD at Angers, 10th November, 1648, and was incorporated thereon at Oxford 18th July, 1650. Dr Baber was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 4th July, 1651, and a Fellow 17th August, 1657. He resided in Covent garden; was Censor in 1660, became physician in ordinary to King Charles II, and was knighted by him 19th March, 1660. He died in 1703-4, aged 79.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 277)

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