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PONS, 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 PONS

Biography

Name John PONS
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical empiric
Period of medical practice 1619-1639
Place of birth Frenchman
Other notes Trouble 2 Oct 1629. Had letters testimonial for his antidote from Paris & Montpelier ?& other leading men and universities. Offered to demonstrate - dramatic.

Censorial hearings

2 Oct 1629
Entry A certain Frenchman by name JP appeared and claimed that he would show the College a certain antidote: they would witness the efficacy of this for he would take twenty grains of arsenic with sublimate without thereby suffering any poisonous effects having previously swallowed the antidote. He produced letters testimonial from leading men and universities particularly from Paris and Montpelier ...
Action taken It was considered that the man should be handed over to Dr Mayerne.
Verdict case not completed