Baldwin Hamey Edit Profile
He visited Oxford for a time in 1621, and studied in the library there. He graduated M.D.
(1600–1676) was an English physician, now best known as a medical biographer. He entered the University of Leyden as a student of philosophy in May 1617. In August 1625 he went to Hastings to sail to the Netherlands, was detained by the mayor, and avoided shipwreck. at Leyden 12 August 1626.
Hamey then toured Europe, and was incorporated M.D. at Oxford 4 February 1629. He was admitted a fellow of the College of Physicians of London on 10 January 1633, was eight times censor, from 1640 to 1654, was registrar in 1646 and 1650 to 1654, and treasurer 1664–6. In 1647 he delivered the Gulstonian lectures.
He settled in practice in the parish of St. Clement's, Eastcheap. Hamey remained in London during the First English Civil War, despite Royalist sympathies. He attended nonconformist sermons for the sake of appearances.
At the Restoration in 1660 he declined a knighthood. He retired from practice in 1665, and went to live at Chelsea where he died, 14 May 1676. He was buried in the parish church, beneath a black marble slab bearing his name, the date of his death, and the sentence: "When the breath goeth out of a man he returneth unto his earth".
Hamey was wealthy by inheritance and his own practice. He supported the Oxford education of John Sigismund Clewer, son of Philipp Clüver. He gave money to churches, and became a major benefactor of the College of Physicians.
His gift in 1672 to the College of an estate near Great Ongar in Essex indirectly supported the physicians of St. Bartholomew's Hospital.