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BONSCIO, John

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

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John BONSCIO

Biography

Name John BONSCIO
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical empiric (Empiric. Oculist.)
Period of medical practice 1609-1630
Place of birth Ferraro, Italy
Address ?house in the Savoy? 1619
Other notes Trouble 1619-20. (See also JAQUINTO 431.)
Medical specialities Eyes

Known London address

House in the Savoy (?)
Date 1619

Censorial hearings

17 Sep 1619
Entry Letter from the Archbishop of Spalato said that B, an oculist from Ferraro, had come to England because of his religion (Italian church in London). An empiric, he had given out pamphlets about practice as he was ignorant of the laws. He had now submitted himself & been examined in Italian by Dr Fox. Said he'd been trained but was ignorant of eye anatomy. Used a medicine wch did no harm, if no good.
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Reply written to Abp. B a quack, but College wd connive.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be connived at
3 March 1620
Entry Thayer charged B with promising to cure his eyes in 14 days, and charging 33s. 4d. After 6 weeks there had been no cure. 'Hearing from Dr Jaquinto that he was a Jewe (etc.) he now dares deale no more with him.'
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Censors said it was not their concern. Pres settled the lawsuit.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1