GOSSEN, Gerard or Garrett

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'GOSSEN, Gerard or Garrett', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17482 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Gerard or Garrett GOSSEN

Biography

NameGerard or Garrett GOSSEN (GOOSSEN, GOSSEMIUS, GOSSENNE, GOSSON)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. Almanack maker 1571)
Period of medical practice1560-1603
Place of birthBrabant
Date of death1603
AddressSt Olave Hart St 1603
Other notesCharged 1570. Archbishop of Canterbury's Lic 1582. Dutch church. ?Reln of William G d.1591?

Known London address

St Olave Hart Street
ParishSt Olave Hart Street
WardTower (Street)
Date1603

Censorial hearings

4 March 1570
Entry'On 4 March Gerard Gossemius of Brabant, Doctor of Louvain (so he declared, for his letters testimonial with other evidence had been lost in a storm at sea during his flight from the Duke of Alva - according to his story) was asked by the Censors why he was practising medicine in Britain without a licence: his reply was that he did not know our laws, but it was decided that he should return to his own country within a few days. Therefore he was sent away on the condition that he should not practise medicine either in the City or anywhere in England.'
Attitude of the accusedmade an excuse
Action takenWarned and dismissed on promise to leave the country.
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned and dismissed on promise to leave the country


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