BONSCIO, John

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'BONSCIO, John', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17255 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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John BONSCIO

Biography

NameJohn BONSCIO
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical empiric (Empiric. Oculist.)
Period of medical practice1609-1630
Place of birthFerraro, Italy
Address?house in the Savoy? 1619
Other notesTrouble 1619-20. (See also JAQUINTO 431.)
Medical specialitiesEyes

Known London address

House in the Savoy (?)
Date1619

Censorial hearings

17 Sep 1619
EntryLetter from the Archbishop of Spalato said that B, an oculist from Ferraro, had come to England because of his religion (Italian church in London). An empiric, he had given out pamphlets about practice as he was ignorant of the laws. He had now submitted himself & been examined in Italian by Dr Fox. Said he'd been trained but was ignorant of eye anatomy. Used a medicine wch did no harm, if no good.
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenReply written to Abp. B a quack, but College wd connive.
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo be connived at
3 March 1620
EntryThayer charged B with promising to cure his eyes in 14 days, and charging 33s. 4d. After 6 weeks there had been no cure. 'Hearing from Dr Jaquinto that he was a Jewe (etc.) he now dares deale no more with him.'
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenCensors said it was not their concern. Pres settled the lawsuit.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1


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