THACKARY, William

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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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'THACKARY, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17856 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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William THACKARY

Biography

NameWilliam THACKARY
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. Quack)
Period of medical practice1612-1632
AddressIn the Fleet 1622!
Other notesAccused 1622. In legal action elsewhere. College sent them the evidence.

Censorial hearings

15 Nov 1622
EntrySamuel LEMM (480, qv) accused T, surgeon and quack, of causing the death of L's father-in-law, Christopher Brabham. B had had a hernia. T had applied foments to it and had then purged B with diarydium B had died in a week.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action takenDeferred.
Number of crimes1
22 Nov 1622
EntryT claimed to be a surgeon, favoured by the Earl of Leicester and by Dr Atkins, Dr Giffard and Dr Moore. He confessed giving purges to Mrs Babsam (Rp pulveris sancto, Hollandici, ana XIs, foenicilli dulcio, seminum cumini, seminum petroselini ana XIi, made at the Plough, Holborn). He said that LEMM had given him (T) medicine. T was now a prisoner of the Star Chamber in the Fleet.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenSent back to prison.
Number of crimes1
6 Dec 1622
EntryThe judgement of the Censors was sent to the Judges of England. They found T utterly ignorant in medicine, and decided that he had given medicines without knowing the ingredients.
Action takenCensor's judgement was sent to the Judges of England.
Verdictguilty
SentenceReferred to law courts
19 Dec 1622
EntryT had given two medicines in ignorance. (Accused by HIDE 390, qv ?)
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed


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