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BALSAMUS, Simon

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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Simon BALSAMUS

Biography

Name Simon BALSAMUS
Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical (Religious (?friar or monk) 1602)
Period of medical practice 1592-1612
Place of birth sounds foreign
Other notes Trouble 1602. ?Reln of Scipio Balsam Oxford (Magdalen College) 1596 (Milanese)?

Censorial hearings

30 April 1602
Entry Accused of practice. Admitted that 'he sought to make a living from medicine because he had no other means of support'.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Dismissed `because of the religious life that he had entered'.
Verdict guilty
Sentence ?To abstain (or allowed to practise within monastery???)