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Baynton, Thomas (DNB00)

BAYNTON, THOMAS (d. 1820), medical writer, was a surgeon at Bristol, where he served his apprenticeship with Mr. Smith, a physician of considerable eminence. He afterwards acquired a large practice of his own, and obtained a high reputation by discoveries in the curative part of his profession, especially in the treatment of ulcers and wounds. He published in 1797 ‘Descriptive Account of a New Method of treating Ulcers of the Leg,’ and in 1813 ‘An Account of a Successful Method of treating Diseases of the Spine.’ He died at Clifton on 31 Aug. 1820.

[Biog. Dict. of Living Authors (1816), pp. 17, 412; Gent. Mag. xc. pt. ii. 284; Brit. Mus. Catalogue.]