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BURGESS, Dr Henry

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

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Dr Henry BURGESS

Biography

Name Dr Henry BURGESS
Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical clergyman (Ex-priest; MD Leyden or Montpelier (confusion))
Period of medical practice 1629-1649
Place of birth Frenchman
Other notes Trouble 2 Aug 1639, 20 Sep 1639. MD Leyden or Montpelier? Seemed to claim both, so College thought he was a cheat. Brought his thesis on Peter Severinus (a Dane) - but from where? (Montpelier?)

Censorial hearings

2 Aug 1639
Entry B appeared, described as a Frenchman & MD Leyden, 'as appeared from a diploma; but he declared that he was previously in that degree at Montpelier; by putting together these statements from him, either untruth or perjury was proved.' He asked 'with much persistence' for a licence, but Coll. wd not grant one until his qualifications were sorted out.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken Warned not to practise until had proved his Montpelier degree.
?6 Sep 1639
Entry Dr HB a Frenchman 'presented to ye President a tractate written in Latine' on Peter Severinus, a Dane, 'to bee licensed, but it was not allowed.'
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken Not licensed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To abstain