READ, Alexander

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'READ, Alexander', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17750 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Alexander READ

Biography

NameAlexander READ (READE, READYE, REID, RHAEDUS, RHEAD, RHEDUS)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. Brother of BSC. Lecturer in anatomy & surgery for BSC. Author.)
Period of medical practice1598-1641
Place of birthb Scotland (?Aberdeen)
Date of birth?c. 1575
Date of deathOct 1641
AddressSt Katherine by the Tower 1598. Living at Holt (Welsh border) 1618. Bur St Mary Woolnoth 1641.
Other notesTrouble 9 April 1619. CRCP 1621. FRCP 1624. Created MD Ox by order of JI 1620; incorp Ca 1624. Birken thesis.

Known London address

St Catherine by Tower
ParishSt Katherine's Hospital (St Katherine at the Tower)
WardPortsoken
Date1598
St Mary Woolnoth
ParishSt Mary Woolnoth
WardLangborne
Date1641

College membership

Medical education (university)Oxford
Date of MD1620
Degree incorporated into Cambridge UniversityYes
Date became Candidate22/12/1621
Date became Fellow03/03/1624
Date of Candidacy1621-1624
Date of Fellowship1624-1641
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesCreated MD Ox by order of JI
Date of birth?c.1575
Date of deathOct 1641

Censorial hearings

9 April 1619
EntryA certain woman reported that about Christmas 1618-19, Mrs Rhobes, a Scotsman's wife, had had pains around the navel. She was advised by SAVERY and by Dr MACCOLOS, then by Mr FENTON, and lastly by Mr GILLIAM, who chose Mr Alexander READE as physician (in whose house he was staying). G & R gave her fumes and pills to flux. She was now in extremis. G had 40s, with £8 to come & £10 on cure. Diagnosis varied between pregnancy, the stone and cancer of the womb.
Action takenR to attend to explain the case.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
1 March 1633
Entry[Collbiz.] Cited as director by COTTON (qv) and SORE (qv).
5 April 1633
Entry[Collbiz.] R cited as director by COTTON (qv).
m Palm Sun 1634
EntryR was 'complayned of for ioyning with Chirurgions'.
Action takenSee next.
6 June 1634
EntryJohn IRELAND, surgeon (426, qv), when accused of practice, showed R's bills. R said that he'd had a small fee from I.
Action taken[IRELAND to reappear.] R exonerated?
10 April 1640
Entry[Collbiz.]


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