Lives of the fellows

Augustin de Angustinius

b.? d.?
MD FRCP(1563)

Augustin de Angustinis, M.D., was a Venetian, and was admitted a Fellow of the College about the year 1536. He was Censor subsidiarius in 1541, 1542; Censor in 1543, 1544. He was domestic physician to Cardinal Wolsey; and in the Cottonian M.S. Titus B. I. fol. 365, there is a letter of his to Thomas Cromwell, requiring speedy medical assistance, apparently for Wolsey. It is dated Esher, 19th January, 1529-30. The letter is so badly written, as far as penmanship goes, that it would be difficult to give an exact transcript of it. Augustin begs in it that Master Butts and Master Walter may be sent down as soon as possible, adding in Latin, “Res multum urget. Prudenti et amico pauca.” He wishes leeches, hungry ones, to be procured, and desires that Master Balthasar, or, if he cannot or is unwilling, that some other person may be sent who understands to put them on. He adds, again in Latin, “periculum est in mora,” and signs, Aug. de Ang. It is not known in what year Dr. Ang. entered the Cardinal’s service, but he was certainly acting in that capacity before the 7th January, 1523, under which date he is mentioned in Sanuto’s diaries.

He, with Dr. Chambre, Dr. Butts, and Dr. Cromer, was the author of the volume of Recipes, Sloane MS., British Museum, 1047. He was doubtless, therefore, one of the physicians to Henry VIII.

William Munk

[See Med. Hist. 1975, 19, 215-249]

[P. Also Dr. Ang]

[P. Master Walter - Cromer? – p.31.
Master Balthaser – Guersie? - p.57.]

(Volume I, page 33)

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