LODGE, Thomas


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'LODGE, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17627 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Thomas LODGE


NameThomas LODGE
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Author (tragedy, comedy, medicine). Soldier. Lawyer. Translator. Poet. Physician to nobles)
Period of medical practice1596-1625
Place of birthEngland (of Lincs (?b London))
Date of birth1558
Date of deathSep 1625
AddressLincolns Inn 1578. Essex 1596. Warwick Lane c. 1600-4. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street 1625. Practised Lambert Hill 1624.
Other notesOx BA 1577 &c. Refused licence 1600. Trouble 1602-3. LRCP 1610. ?RC.

Known London address

Lincoln's Inn
Warwick Lane, Christ Church Newgate parish
ParishChrist Church Newgate Street [incl St Audoen 1547; St Nicholas in the Shambles, 1547; part of St Sepulchre's, 1567]
WardFaringdon Within
St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street
ParishSt Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street
WardCastle Baynard
Lambert Hill
ParishSt Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street
WardCastle Baynard

College membership

Date of BA1577
Medical education (university)Oxford
Date of MDnot known
Degree incorporated into Oxford UniversityYes
Date became Licentiate09/03/1610
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesOxon. MD Avignon incorpOx 1602
Date of birth1558
Date of deathSep 1625

Censorial hearings

7 March 1600
EntryL, MD of Avignon, sought permission to practise.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenDeferred (?) - see next.
2 May 1600
EntryL was examined but did not reply aptly and was dismissed. 'Et per illum (?praescripta et) probitus a praxi, summeque contumax iudicatus.' (And for this he was [?proscribed &] forbidden to practise, and judged most contumacious.)
Action takenExamined and not approved. Forbidden to practise.
SentenceForbidden to practise
19 Feb 1602
EntryL was charged with practising, and especially with giving sleeping pills to a woman. 'He threw the blame on his wife, but he is to pay the penalty himself.'
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenTo pay the penalty (??).
SentenceTo pay the penalty
Number of crimes1
11 Feb 1603
EntryL confessed that he had given medicine to Thomas Tasborough, soldier. The College referred to his previous inadequate replies and the previous ban on him.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenL was fined anew, £5, and banned from practice anew.
SentenceFined £5 and banned anew
Number of crimes1
2 April 1604
EntryL appeared and was examined but was found wanting. (See HARVEY 374.)
Action takenExamined but not approved.
11 May 1604
EntryL was examined and was found partially satisfactory. (See HARVEY 374.)
Action takenExamined and found partly satisfactory.
7 Aug 1604
1 Dec 1609
9 March 1610

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