John R. Taylor

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The late John R. Taylor, MBChB[a 1], MRCPEd, FRCPC[a 2], (26 July 1932 in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK – 27 October 2010 in Winnipeg, MB, Canada)[1], a British-Canadian pathologist and biomedical researcher who practiced medicine at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB, first used the term "Ridged band" instead of "wrinkly skin" and described the ridged band at the Second International Symposium on Circumcision, organized by NOCIRC in San Francisco, 1991, after examining the foreskins of 22 adults obtained at autopsy. The mean age was 37 years, range 22–58. The prepuces were studied grossly and histologically.

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  1. REFweb Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021. (Latin: medicinae baccalaureus, baccalaureus chirurgiae; abbreviated in many ways, most commonly MBBS, but also MB ChB, BMBS, MB BCh, MB BChir, and BM BCh.)
  2. REFweb Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 January 2021.


  1. REFweb John Taylor Obituary, Dignity Memorial. Retrieved 29 May 2020.