DESILAR, Matthew

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'DESILAR, Matthew', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17371 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Matthew DESILAR

Biography

NameMatthew DESILAR
GenderMale
Primary occupationnon-medical (Silkweaver)
Period of medical practice1585-1605
Other notesImprisoned 1595.

Censorial hearings

6 Feb 1595
EntryD, a 'skilful silkweaver', appeared. Had treated Mrs Noble, a midwife, for heart pains, with a potion - a 'weak syrup of poppies, anise, cumin and camomile' - wch caused thirst. Had also treated Mrs Willigis for wasting disease with a decoction of white dead-nettle, and had eased her stomach with diagridium and pulvis sanctus - did not know ingredients, but apothecaries esteemed it. Had read Matthioli on urines.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenTo be imprisoned.
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo be imprisoned
Number of crimes2