Lives of the fellows

John Ebenezer Ranking

b.1850 d.11 September 1912

John Ranking was born at Hastings, the seventh son of Robert Ranking, medical practitioner. He was educated at Aldenham School and Hertford College, Oxford, where he graduated in arts in 1872. At St. Bartholomew’s Hospital he won the Treasurer’s and Foster prizes and qualified in 1874. He was a prosector of anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons before settling permanently at Tunbridge Wells. Ranking was physician to the General Hospital in Tunbridge Wells from 1880 till his death and acquired a large consulting practice in Kent and Sussex. He married a daughter of Dr. Duncan of Tunbridge Wells and had two sons and three daughters. His death occurred as the result of a car accident at Bexhill.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1912; B.M.J., 1912; Al.Oxon., iii, 1176]

(Volume IV, page 360)

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