LEMM, Samuel

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

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Samuel LEMM


Name Samuel LEMM (LEMME)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. Charter member of SA 1617)
Period of medical practice 1612-1632
Other notes In trouble 1622.

Censorial hearings

15 Nov 1622
Entry L accused THACKARY (qv, 730) of the death of L's father-in-law, Christopher Brabham, who had a hernia. L said that T had applied foments to it and had then purged B with diarydium. B had died in a week.
Attitude of the accused informed on other practitioners
Action taken Deferred (see next).
22 Nov 1622
Entry THACKARY (qv, 730) counter-charged L with giving him mithridate and a clyster. T was in prison by the Star Chamber in the Fleet.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
6 Dec 1622
Entry Margaret Babham accused L (in his absence) of having given Mr Babham mithridate and conserve of roses. Mr B then died.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Censors sent their judgement to the Judges of England.
Number of crimes 1
19 Dec 1622
Entry L admitted that he gave part of a bolus of mithridate to Mr Babham.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law?
Number of crimes 1