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WAMSELEY, Robert

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

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Robert WAMSELEY

Biography

Name Robert WAMSELEY (WALMESLEY, WALMISLEY, WALMSLEY)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (university education) (Physician. ?Albany Hall 1616 (but no University record))
Period of medical practice 1581-1623
Date of death 1623
Address Staying in Drury Lane 1616. ?Ipswich later (d1623)
Other notes Summoned 1591. Examined & rejected 1595. Accused 1616. Raach p.248 (not Venn, apparently). PCC Letters of Adm.

Known London address

Drury Lane
Date 1616

Censorial hearings

22 July 1591
Entry W was summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Summoned.
5 Nov 1591
Entry W was summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Summoned.
Verdict case not completed
25 July 1595
Entry W was asked to give definitions of disease. He claimed to have read Hippocrates' Aphorisms and De Usu Partium. He did not know the Galenic rules about purging, or 'condition' of the body. He gave his version of certain Galenic doctrines. He was asked to show his letters from the Councillors, but he was not accepted and was bound on penalty of £40 not to practice.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken Rejected after examination. Bound for £40 not to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Bound for £40 not to practise. Rejected as Collmem
3 May 1616
Entry Mr. Walmesley, Master of Arts (as he said) from Albany Hall, staying 'in Drury Lane, vrged with practise on Mr. Morvin, Lady Davis, Lady and Lucie Griffin,' of whom it was said one had died because he had let her blood four times in the same day. He said he had only taken 4 oz, once. He said that the disease was a pleurisy from blood and convulsion. The College said that the proper term was 'revulsion'. He confessed that a few drugs had been given to Mr. Mervin, for which thirty pounds had been paid to the apothecary.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Third initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Warned not to practise and told he would be re-summoned if he did.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned not to practise