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Banister, William Brodnax

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Fort Bowie
Fort Grant
Fort Lowell
Name also appears as Bannister.
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 328: “Bannister”
Born in Alabama. Arrived at Fort Lowell Dec 28, 1886. Left post Dec 11, 1887 for Fort Wingate, New Mexico. Schuler, Harold H. “We served at Fort Lowell.” Arizona Historical Society, 2000.

J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1887; IX: 384: Official List of Changes in the Stations and Duties of Officers Serving in the Medical Department United States Army, from SEPTEMBER 3, 1887, TO SEPTEMBER 9, 1887. ... First Lieut. W. B. Banister, Asst. Surgeon, granted leave of absence for one month, with permission to apply for extension of one month, to take effect upon arrival at Ft. Lowell of Asst. Surgeon J. B. Girard.
J Am Med Assoc, Aug 1889; XIII: 252: Official List of Changes in the Stations and Duties of Officers Serving in the Medical Department, U. S. Army, from August 3, 1889, to August 9, 1889. ... By direction of the acting Secretary of War, First Lieut. William B. Banister, Asst. Surgeon, is relieved from further duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., and will report in person to the commanding officer, Ft. Grant, Ariz., for duty at that station, relieving Capt. Arthur H. Taylor, Asst. Surgeon, who, upon being so relieved, will proceed to Ft. Wingate, N. M., and report in person to the commanding officer thereof for dutv at that post.
J Am Med Assoc, Oct 1898; XXXI: 1074: Movements of Army Medical Officers. ... On sick leave: ... Majors and Brigade Surgeons U.S. V. William B. Bannister, ....
J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1905; XLV: 1429: Memorandum of changes of stations and duties of medical officers, U. S. Army, week ending October 28. ... Banister, William B., surgeon, returned to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., from leave of absence.
J Am Med Assoc, Aug 1907; XLIX: 708: Memorandum of changes of stations and duties of medical officers, U. S. Army, for the week ending Aug. 17, 1007 : ... Banister, William B., surgeon, detailed member of the examining board at Manila, P. I., for the examination of such officers of the medical department as may be ordered before it to determine their fitness for promotion or advancement, vice Captain Thomas S. Bratton, asst.-surgeon, U. S. Army, hereby relieved.
J Am Med Assoc, Aug 1910; 55: 614: Medical Department, U. S. Army. Changes for the week ended Aug. 6, 1910: ... Banister, William B., lieut, col., detailed for duty at the Camp of Instruction, Maneuver Reservation, Sparta, Wis.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1916; LXVI: 1709: Illinois. At the sixty-sixth annual meeting of the Illinois State Medical Society, held in Champaign, May 16 to 18, Dr. William L. Noble, Chicago, president-elect, assumed the office of president.... The oration in surgery was delivered by Dr. B. Merrill Ricketts, Cincinnati, who spoke on "Anesthesia From the Dawn and Its Relation to Surgery" ; and that in medicine by Lieut.- Col. William B. Bannister, M. C., U. S. Army, Chicago, whose subject was "The Medical Mechanism of War in the United States."
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1919; 72: 1922: William B. Banister, Col., M. C., U. S. Army, department surgeon, Central Department, Chicago, has been notified that the French government will soon confer on him its decoration of Legion of Honor. Colonel Banister, while in France, was commanding officer of the hospital center at Limoges, which included Base Hospital No. 13, the Presbyterian and Cook County Hospital Unit, Chicago, and Hospitals No. 24 and No. 28, of Kansas City, Mo., and also was commanding officer of Convalescent Unit No. 5, which cared for more than 23,000 patients.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1922; 78: 1544: California. World War Veterans Meet. -- A meeting of the medical officers of the World War, who are residents in and about San Francisco, was held, May 5, in the American Red Cross rooms, for the purpose of organizing in San Francisco a sector of the Association of the Army of the United States. Col. William B. Banister, San Francisco, was elected chairman and Dr. Ewald H. Angermann, San Francisco, treasurer.
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1935; 104: 2282: William Brodnax Banister; Colonel, U. S. Army, retired, Petersburg, Va. ; Hospital College of Medicine, Louisville, Ky., 1883; entered the army as an assistant surgeon in 1886; promoted to captain and assistant surgeon in 1891 ; veteran of the Spanish-American War; was promoted to grade of major in 1901 and in 1922 retired, with rank of colonel, at his own request, after thirty years' service; fellow of the American College of Surgeons; aged 73; died, May 1, of thrombosis.
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