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

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'PUNCTEAU, John', in Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database, (London, 2004) pp. . British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/london-physicians/1550-1640/puncteau-john [accessed 24 April 2024]

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Gender Male
Primary occupation medical empiric (Quack, mountebank 1630. Surgeon 1649. Physician later?)
Period of medical practice 1620-1660
Place of birth Frenchman (Annals); Italian (Wood, FASTI)
Address [Sarum after 1660. Norwich??]
Other notes Trouble 7 April 1630. ?=849? Brought 2 medicaments for approval, an antidote and a balm or balsam. Certificate of approval given. See CSPDom. 1629-31, p.228. Ox Lic (surgery) 1649. D rich & old.

Censorial hearings

7 April 1630
Entry P, a Frenchman, appeared by order of the King, bearing his petition, signed by the Secretary, Lord Dorchester. He brought two medicaments for the College to investigate: an antidote (recipe given) and a balsam (recipe given). Both medicaments were found to be harmless, and a certificate to that effect was signed by the President and Censors, and given to P.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Both P's medicaments certificated harmless.
Verdict innocent
17 Feb 1632
Entry P's name ('John Puncteau, French') is in the list of foreign practitioners, but it is not clear whether he is in the 'licensed' or the 'unlicensed' column.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed