PALMER, Richard


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'PALMER, Richard', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Richard PALMER


NameRichard PALMER
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (F of Peterhouse. Physician to (dying) Prince Henry 1612. Physician to St Thomas's Hospital.)
Period of medical practice1590-1625
Place of birthLondon (b London (?St Peter le Poer), son of Andrew Palmer)
Date of birthc. 1558
Date of deathApr 1625
AddressSt Olave Silver Street 1625 (will)
Other notesCa 1576 BA 1580 MA 1583. LRCP 1593, FRCP 1597. Papist (Gee 1624). ??SA member?

Known London address

St Olave Silver Street
ParishSt Olave Silver Street
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)

College membership

Date of BA1580
Date of MA1583
Medical education (university)Cambridge
Date became Licentiate09/04/1593
Date became Fellow25/02/1597
Date of Fellowship1597-1625
Date elected censor1599-1619
Date made Elect1616
Date elected Treasurer1621-1624
Date elected Consiliarius1624-1624
Date elected President1620-1620
Offices heldCe 1599,1600,1605,1608,1611,1612,1616,1617,1619
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesCa 1576. MA Cantab by 30/03/1593. MD Cantab by 25/02/1597.
Date of birthc.1558
Date of deathApr 1625

Censorial hearings

30 March 1593
EntryP, MA Cantab, admitted practising for 6 months. He was examined and found not illiterate, but a worthy young man.
Action takenExamined and found not unworthy. Deferred.
9 April 1593
EntryExamined, approved, licensed - to pay £4 p.a. until his doctorate, 40s. p.a. thereafter till FRCP.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenLRCP.
SentenceTo be licensed
25 Feb 1597
EntryRichard Palmer, of London, Doctor in Medicine of Cambridge, was admitted as a Fellow.
Action takenFRCP
11 Dec 1609
EntryDr 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 takenNone, provided the man in question became LRCP.

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