SMITH, John

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'SMITH, John', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17812 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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John SMITH

Biography

NameJohn SMITH
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. Servant to Dr Atkins & to Mr Goodrus. ?BSC)
Period of medical practice1604-1625
Place of birthScot
AddressTurnmill Street 1614. Clerkenwell 1615. ?St Martins in the Field 1617
Other notesAccused 1614. Confessed, was warned & fined. Accused 1615. Several JSs in BSC.

Known London address

Turnmill Street
Date1614
Clerkenwell
Date1615
St Martin in the Fields (?)
Date1617

Censorial hearings

7 Oct 1614
EntryAndrew White of Holborn complained that S, a Scottish surgeon of Turnbull/Turnmill Street, gave Peter Simms, tailor, 'being pretely well', ointments and drinks, and that Simms was now 'extremely ill, spitt horribly, grieved in all parts, undonne, and lamed'.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
4 Nov 1614
EntryS, a servant of Dr Atkins AND of Mr Goodrus, confessed that he had treated Simms (Scot) with pulvis sanctus and eurpetus mineral. The worsening was due to the patient's own mistake. S had accepted a fee from Goodrus.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenWarned. To pay Beadle 6s. 8d.
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned. To pay Beadle 6s. 8d.
Number of crimes1
10 Nov 1615
EntryS, a barber and a surgeon of Clerkenwell, was charged by Dr Ridley with treating one Atkins. He admitted giving astringent pills for gonorrhea only. Atkins said S had given antimony and this had caused Atkins pain.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1


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