LEMM, Samuel


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'LEMM, Samuel', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17619 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Samuel LEMM


NameSamuel LEMM (LEMME)
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary. Charter member of SA 1617)
Period of medical practice1612-1632
Other notesIn trouble 1622.

Censorial hearings

15 Nov 1622
EntryL 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 accusedinformed on other practitioners
Action takenDeferred (see next).
22 Nov 1622
EntryTHACKARY (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 complaintother medical practitioner
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
6 Dec 1622
EntryMargaret Babham accused L (in his absence) of having given Mr Babham mithridate and conserve of roses. Mr B then died.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenCensors sent their judgement to the Judges of England.
Number of crimes1
19 Dec 1622
EntryL admitted that he gave part of a bolus of mithridate to Mr Babham.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken?
SentenceTo be prosecuted at law?
Number of crimes1

LEIGHTON, Alexander
LEVERET, William