Lives of the fellows

Christopher Bennet

b.? d.30 April 1655
AB Oxon(1636) AM(1639) AM Cantab(1645-6) MD(1646) LRCP(1646) FRCP(1649)

Christopher Bennet, MD, was the son of John Bennet, of Raynton, in Somersetshire, and became a commoner of Lincoln college, Oxford, in Michaelmas term, 1632. He proceeded AB 24th May, 1636, AM 24th January, 1639, and then entered on the study of medicine, but did not take a degree in that faculty in his own university. He was incorporated at Cambridge, on his master’s degree, 5th February, 1645-6, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, 11th September, 1646. He took his degree of medicine at Cambridge in 1646, as a member of Catherine hall; was admitted a Candidate of the College 16th July, 1647, and a Fellow 7th December, 1649. He was Censor in 1654; and dying, as we are told by Hamey, of consumption, 30th April, 1655, was buried in St Gregory’s church, by St Paul’s. His portrait was engraved by Pombart.

Dr Bennet was the author of the well-known and often-quoted
Theatri Tabidorum Vestibulum; seu Exercitationes dianocticæ cum historiis demonstrativis, quibus alimentorum et sanguinis vitia deteguntur in plerisque morbis. Lond. 1655.
He also corrected and enlarged Dr Muffett’s work,
Health’s Improvement, &c. 4to. Lond. 1655.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 248)

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