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Authorised form of nameRanby; John (1703 - 1773)
Dates1703 - 1773
NationalityBritish
Date of birth1703
Place of deathHis apartments in Chelsea Hospital, London
Date of death28 August 1773
Dates and placesBurial:
South-west portion of the burying-ground attached to Chelsea Hospital, London
OccupationSurgeon
ActivityEducation:
Apprenticed to Edward Barnard
Career:
Surgeon-in-ordinary to the King's Household (1738); Sergeant-Surgeon to George II (1740), Principal Sergeant-Surgeon (1743); accompanied George II to Germany (1743), where he was present at the Battle of Dettingen and treated the Duke of Cumberland; was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the Company of Surgeons (as distinct from the Barber-Surgeons); Surgeon to Chelsea Hospital (1752); had a large practice in London and is mentioned by Henry Fielding in 'Tom Jones'; operated on Queen Caroline for a hernia, from which she died
Memberships:
Company of Barber-Surgeons; Company of Surgeons (Master 1745, 1751, 1752)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1724
RelationshipsSon of Joseph Ranby of St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex; married to Jane, daughter of Dacre Barrett Lennard (FRS 1705)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Burke
References:
Gentleman's Magazine 1773, p415 (obituary)
London Magazine 1773, p465 (obituary)
Notes:
In Printed list to 1724
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59484380
Royal Society codeNA3287
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/11/111'Account of the Dissection of an Eye with a Cataract' by John Ranby, surgeon1723
RBO/12/80Two newly discovered arteries passing to women's ovaria by John Ranby1726
RBO/13/21Observations of human anatomy by Mr Ranby1727
RBO/15/40John Ranby's account of a post-mortem of a woman who had a large umbilical rupture1730
RBO/13/15'The Anatomy of the poisonous Apparatus of a Rattle Snake made by the Direction of Sir Hans Sloane' and 'an Account of the quick Effects of the Poison by John Ranby'1727
CLP/15ii/7Observations of the poisonous apparatus of the rattlesnake by John Ranby, made on the direction of Hans Sloanend
EL/R1/69John Ranby to James Jurinnd
CLP/15ii/1Observations of the dissection of an ostrich by John Ranby, Surgeon, made on the order of Hans Sloane nd
RBO/14/114'Some Observations made in the Dissection of three Subjects' by John Ranby, surgeon1730
RBO/12/7'Some Observations made on an Ostrich dissected by Order of Sir Hans Sloane Baronet' by John Ranby Surgeon1724
RBO/12/21'An Enquiry into a Discovery said to have been made by Signor Valsalva of Bologna of an Excretory Duct from the 'Glandula Renalis' to the Epididymis' by John Ranby1725
CLP/12ii/37Paper, 'Some observations made in the dissections of two subjects' by [John] Ranby[1727]
CLP/12ii/32Paper, 'Two newly discover'd arteries in women, going to the ovaria' by Mr [John] Ranby[1726]
CLP/12ii/18Paper, 'An account of a dissection of an eye with a cataract' by Mr [John] Ranby[1723]
CLP/12ii/24/1Manuscript, 'An enquiry into a discovery said to have been made by Signor Valsalva of Bologna, of an excretory duct from the glandula renalis to the epididymis' by John Ranby[1725]
CLP/12ii/24/2Plate, kidneys and arteries by J G [Johann Gaspar] Scheuchzer[1725]
CLP/12ii/34Paper, 'A short account of opening the body of a man 70' by Mr [John] Ranby[1727]
CLP/12ii/53Paper, 'An account of what appeard most remarkable, on opening the body of Ann Edwards, who dy'd January 5 1730 having a large umbelical [umbilical] rupture' by John Ranby[January 1730]
CLP/12ii/48Paper, 'Some observations made in the dissection of three subjects' by [John Ranby][1730]
CLP/12ii/50Paper, account of Richard Castell's child who died of smallpox by Conrad Sprengell [Sprengwell], Alexander Gordon, John Ranby, and Richard Castell2 April 1730
RBO/13/70Concerns cutting the sarcoma or fleshy excrescence of the uterus without danger of life with the woman restored to her former health by John Ranby1728
CLP/12ii/24Paper, 'An enquiry into a discovery said to have been made by Signor Valsalva of Bologna, of an excretory duct from the glandula renalis to the epididymis' by John Ranby[1725]
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