PHILLIPS, Edward or Edmund


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'PHILLIPS, Edward or Edmund', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Edward or Edmund PHILLIPS


NameEdward or Edmund PHILLIPS
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Charter member & 1st Master of SA 1617. Alderman. Apothecary to Prince Charles 1604. Tobacco-garbler 1620.)
Period of medical practice1588-1634
Date of birth?c.1568
Date of deathafter 1634
Other notesTold not to prescribe 1588. Later famous.

Censorial hearings

7 June 1588
EntryP, apothecary, confessed that he had given purgative medicines, but never without the advice of Dr Atkins. He promised to desist from medical practice.
Action taken?Dismissed on promise to abstain
25 June 1633
Entry'The President complayned that Mr. Philipps senior Apothecarye, did vse him selfe most insolentlye towards him, which the Colledge thought fitt not bee suffered. yett nothing hath bine done therin.'
Action takenNone. [Planning measures to curb the apothecaries.]