May 14, 1615

“Decree” issued by the Sanctum Officium* [Papal States; Present-day Vatican City, Italy, France]: “[…] Jewish doctors are prohibited from preparing medicine for Christians […] or to cure them even in consultation with a Christian doctor […] or [they are to] face a fine of 25 Scudi […].” [Researcher’s note: *The “Sanctum Officium” (‘Holy Office’) is one of the highest offices of the Catholic church and responsible for defending the Catholic doctrine.]
Vogelstein, Hermann and Paul Rieger: Geschichte Der Juden in Rom. Zweiter Band; 1420-1870 (History of the Jews in Rome. Volume II. 1420-1870); (Berlin; 1895); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/23/2018 ADD PAGE #