WAMSELEY, Robert

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'WAMSELEY, Robert', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17905 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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Robert WAMSELEY

Biography

NameRobert WAMSELEY (WALMESLEY, WALMISLEY, WALMSLEY)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical physician (university education) (Physician. ?Albany Hall 1616 (but no University record))
Period of medical practice1581-1623
Date of death1623
AddressStaying in Drury Lane 1616. ?Ipswich later (d1623)
Other notesSummoned 1591. Examined & rejected 1595. Accused 1616. Raach p.248 (not Venn, apparently). PCC Letters of Adm.

Known London address

Drury Lane
Date1616

Censorial hearings

22 July 1591
EntryW was summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenSummoned.
5 Nov 1591
EntryW was summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenSummoned.
Verdictcase not completed
25 July 1595
EntryW 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 accusedasked for College membership
Action takenRejected after examination. Bound for £40 not to practise.
Verdictguilty
SentenceBound for £40 not to practise. Rejected as Collmem
3 May 1616
EntryMr. 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 complaintpatient
Second initiator of the complaintpatient
Third initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenWarned not to practise and told he would be re-summoned if he did.
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned not to practise


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