LORRETT, William

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'LORRETT, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17630 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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William LORRETT

Biography

NameWilliam LORRETT (LERRETT)
GenderMale
Period of medical practice1612-1632
AddressCharterhouse Lane 1622
Other notesAccused 1622. Deferred.

Known London address

Charterhouse Lane
Date1622

Censorial hearings

22 March 1622
EntryL, of Charterhouse Lane, was accused by Katherin Pade and Thomas Briggs, servants to Mr Willson, vintner, of having given John Allett (Willson's boy) a drink which caused spit and then flux. Dr Winston had then been called, but the boy had died, 'and all yis for a wrinche on ye knee'. L said the boy had palsy. L had been at sea for 10 years. He cited Pertius, hydropique coachmaker, as a cure. The President said that a laundress made pills for L. His drink was 'crocus metallarum made of antimonie and mitre, ye saltpeter evaporated'; his pills were cochiae.
Initiator of the complaintfriend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintfriend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenDeferred.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1


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