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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'DOMINGO, Jacob', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician)
Period of medical practice1595-1623
Place of birthsounds foreign - Spanish? Portuguese?
Other notesImprisoned 1605. LRCP 1606 (apparently ELRCP 1605). Belligerent & bad payer => trouble till 1613.

College membership

Date of MDnot known
Date became Licentiate01/10/1606
In trouble before membershipYes
In trouble after membershipYes
Other notesMD where? when?

Censorial hearings

4 March 1605
EntryD had recently been imprisoned for practising and for rudeness to and 'shameful slanders' on the College. Now he confessed his fault of sudden passion and was freed on condition that he paid the fees of the Keeper and abstained from practice in future.
Action takenFreed and prohibited from practice in future.
SentenceImprisoned, then freed and prohibited from practice
6 Dec 1605
EntryD appeared and said he thought he had gained a licence.
Action takenDecided that D had a licence for country practice only.
25 June 1606
Entry'Everyone considered that D should be sent to prison for contempt.'
Action taken?D imprisoned for contempt.
5 Sep 1606
EntryD was examined and accepted as a Licentiate, on condition that he paid his fees to the College and its officers as prescribed.
Action takenLRCP if he paid. See next.
1 Oct 1606
EntryD, having paid his fees, was admitted as a Licentiate.
Action takenLRCP.
1 Dec 1609
EntryD failed to appear on a charge of non-payment of arrears (fees).
Action takenFailed to appear.
19 Jan 1611
EntryD appeared and was urged to pay the £6 he owed. He was then charged with ignorance of the composition of a poison antidote he got from an Italian and had administered - he claimed that he had seen it work on a poisoned dog (according to Dr Forster & Dr Argent). Dr Moundeford said that D had given this antidote to Lady Drury, which killed her (stomach illness). D said she had died of lung inflammn. He was warned not to use unknown medicines, or he would be severely punished; also to wash & cauterize his lapis lazuli preparations thoroughly, & not to use 'Alchemies Confection' in ignorance of it.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Third initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenWarned not to use unknown medicines, or wd be severely punished.
Number of crimes1
13 Aug 1613
EntryD was warned to be polite.
Action takenWarned to be polite.