BOWDE, Simon

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

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Name Simon BOWDE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (university education) (Gentleman. Physician.)
Period of medical practice 1604-1621
Place of birth England (of Norwich)
Date of death May 1621/ ?1631
Address Christ's 1614. Norwich 1618. ?St Giles Cripplegate 1631
Other notes Ca 1581 BA 1585 MA 1588. Trouble 1614 - in London temporarily. Asked to be made Cand 1618, told must be MD.

Censorial hearings

4 Nov 1614
Entry B, of Christ's, was only in London for a lawsuit. He admitted having practised, but only on his family. He also admitted having sold medical advice to his friends. He was ignorant of the statutes.
Action taken Prohibited from further practice.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Prohibited from further practice
4 Dec 1618
Entry B, of Norwich, MA Cantab, claimed that he was allowed to practise in certain dioceses by law, and asked to be made a Candidate.
Action taken Told must be MD first, & `advised of the gravity of these matters'.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Advised to become MD and then seek College membership