HARRIS, John

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'HARRIS, John', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17513 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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John HARRIS

Biography

NameJohn HARRIS
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic. `Norman sorcerer' (?))
Period of medical practice1564-1596
Place of birthof Normandy
Other notesSummoned 1586 after 22 years' practice in England. Imprisoned but freed by French ambassador's help.

Censorial hearings

18 March 1586
EntryH, of Normandy, had practised illegally for 22 years in England. He was ordered to desist because he was ignorant.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenOrdered to desist.
Verdictguilty
SentenceOrdered to desist ?and imprisoned
20 July 1586
EntryH was freed from prison by the intervention of the French ambassador, who promised that the 'Norman sorcerer' would never again practise medicine.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenReleased from prison on promise of future abstention.


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