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HARMAN, -

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Biography

Name HARMAN
Gender Male
Period of medical practice 1581-1601
Place of birth foreigner
Other notes Trouble 5 Feb 1591. The Bullshit man! Cf Norwich (Daniel H, son of Thome H of N, appr barber-surgeon 1600; free 1613; Warden 1622, 1623.) Cf also Edmund H, b Ipswich 1509, B-S to HVIII. Foreigner?
Medical specialities the French disease. Scurvy.

Censorial hearings

5 Feb 1591
Entry The foreigner H appeared, accused by John God of treating Richard Wilson, taking 15s. in advance & giving RW many potions for the French disease. H said that RW had had scurvy, wch he had undertaken to cure. He had given small potions & had trepanned round the nape of the neck. The potions were made of colewort, spoonwort and the dung of a bull.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken H was forbidden to practise and told to return half his fee.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise. To return half his fee.
Number of crimes 1