[Reading] ➵ Dr. Simon Forman: A Most Notorious Physician ➼ Judith Cook – Sunkgirls.info

[Reading] ➵ Dr. Simon Forman: A Most Notorious Physician ➼ Judith Cook – Sunkgirls.info Simon Forman Was One Of The Most Extraordinary Personalities Of Elizabethan And Jacobean London.Charismatic, Volatile And Ambitious, He Was Doctor To The Giants Of The Theatre And His Playbook Contains The First Eye Witness Accounts Of Shakespeare S Plays Like Most Doctors He Was Also An Astrologer, Reading The Stars For All And Sundry.Constantly On The Fringes Of Great Events And Court Intrigues, His Name Has Been Linked With Sir Walter Raleigh S Mysterious Group, The School Of Night And With The Notorious Overbury Poisoning Case, In Which The Beautiful Countess Of Essex Was Accused Of Murder.Also Uncovered Is Forman S Private World, That Of A Compulsive Womaniser Who Kept A Coded Diary, Never Fully Deciphered Before, A Record Of Promiscuity As Colourful As The Journals Of Pepys And Boswell.


10 thoughts on “Dr. Simon Forman: A Most Notorious Physician

  1. Paul Lawrence Paul Lawrence says:

    A great companion to a book like William Lilly s Christian Anthology Christian Anthology gives you an insight into the what what exactly was it that astrologers did in the 16th 17th centuries Pretty much what astrologers do today as it turns out, in terms of the techniques and practice Dr Simon Forman a most notorious physician gives you insight into the how how did a man go about earning a living as an astrologer in Elizabethan En


  2. Adam Stevenson Adam Stevenson says:

    Simon Forman A Most Notorious Physician is written by Judith Cook who wrote a book I very much enjoyed about the community of writers in the 17th century called Roaring Boys.Simon Foreman was a physician in the late 17th century who practiced despite not having all the official training and none of the official paperwork He focused largely on astrological humoral causes of illness and largely proscribed changes in lifestyle, diet and


  3. Mandy weston Mandy weston says:

    Simon Foreman was a quack doctor living in London during Shakespeare s time Although constantly being arrested and penalised by the authorities for his unorthodox practices, which is quite amusing given how primitive normal Elizabethan medicine was , he believed in what he did and always managed to claw his way back He eventually became a successful and famous physician with a large clientele of often well known people, including one


  4. Shelley Shelley says:

    This is a promising, but vague, account of an Elizabethan quack who kept Pepys like records of his philandering and a decent diary I picked this up because 1 I like the intersection of alchemy and the birth of real science and 2 in flipping through it at the store, I noted a first cousin 14 times removed was one of Forman s patients I didn t learn anything new about either, unfortunately The notes are inadequate and useless, unless you


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