PALMER, Richard

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

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Richard PALMER


Name Richard PALMER
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (F of Peterhouse. Physician to (dying) Prince Henry 1612. Physician to St Thomas's Hospital.)
Period of medical practice 1590-1625
Place of birth London (b London (?St Peter le Poer), son of Andrew Palmer)
Date of birth c. 1558
Date of death Apr 1625
Address St Olave Silver Street 1625 (will)
Other notes Ca 1576 BA 1580 MA 1583. LRCP 1593, FRCP 1597. Papist (Gee 1624). ??SA member?

Known London address

St Olave Silver Street
Parish St Olave Silver Street
Ward Aldersgate (Within & Without)
Date 1625

College membership

Date of BA 1580
Date of MA 1583
Medical education (university) Cambridge
Date became Licentiate 09/04/1593
Date became Fellow 25/02/1597
Date of Fellowship 1597-1625
Date elected censor 1599-1619
Date made Elect 1616
Date elected Treasurer 1621-1624
Date elected Consiliarius 1624-1624
Date elected President 1620-1620
Offices held Ce 1599,1600,1605,1608,1611,1612,1616,1617,1619
In trouble before membership Yes
Other notes Ca 1576. MA Cantab by 30/03/1593. MD Cantab by 25/02/1597.
Date of birth c.1558
Date of death Apr 1625

Censorial hearings

30 March 1593
Entry P, MA Cantab, admitted practising for 6 months. He was examined and found not illiterate, but a worthy young man.
Action taken Examined and found not unworthy. Deferred.
9 April 1593
Entry Examined, approved, licensed - to pay £4 p.a. until his doctorate, 40s. p.a. thereafter till FRCP.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken LRCP.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be licensed
25 Feb 1597
Entry Richard Palmer, of London, Doctor in Medicine of Cambridge, was admitted as a Fellow.
Action taken FRCP
11 Dec 1609
Entry Dr P was charged with having tried to instal a Doctor not yet known to us, still less a Licentiate, in a medical position at St Thomas's Hospital, Southwark (against the College's own nominee). He said it was not College business & Dr Atkins had approved of his plan; and he threatened to resign. It was decided to acquiesce in his choice of candidate provided the man became a Licentiate.
Action taken None, provided the man in question became LRCP.