Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lister, Edward

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LISTER, EDWARD, M.D. (1556–1620), physician, brother of Sir Matthew Lister [q. v.], was born in 1556 at Wakefield, Yorkshire, and educated at Eton College. In 1574 he was elected scholar of King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1579, M.A. 1583, and M.D. 1590. He was elected a fellow of the College of Physicians 30 Sept. 1594, was six times chosen censor, and was treasurer from 1612 to 1618. He was physician in ordinary to Queen Elizabeth and to James I.

Lister lived in the parish of St. Mary-the-Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, and in the parish church, 27 Feb. 1593, married Ann, widow of his fellow-collegian, Dr. John Farmery [q. v.] He died 27 March 1620, and was buried in the same church.

[Munk's Coll. of Phys. i. 104.]

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