MESSENGER, Edward

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'MESSENGER, Edward', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17650 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Edward MESSENGER

Biography

NameEdward MESSENGER
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice1587-1607
Other notesConvicted of practice 1597. Fined & imprisoned.

Censorial hearings

4 March 1597
EntryM, a surgeon, was charged with practising medicine. He confessed to giving Alderman Taylor purgative potions, but in connection with a case relating to surgery. He had also given Porter - feeble and weak, suffering from diarrhoea - cooling medicinal potions. M spoke confidently and considered that he had done well.
Action takenForbidden to practise. Imprisoned. Fined £5.
Verdictguilty
SentenceForbidden to practise. Imprisoned and fined £5
Number of crimes2