THOMSON, Thomas

Sponsor

Institute of Historical Research

Publication

Author

Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

Citation Show another format:

'THOMSON, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17859 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Thomas THOMSON

Biography

NameThomas THOMSON
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary. Grocer)
Period of medical practice1616-1637
AddressThe Chequer Holborn 1627
Other notesAccused 1626 1627.

Known London address

The Chequer, Holborn
ParishSt Andrew Holborn
WardFaringdon Without
Date1627

Censorial hearings

4 Aug 1626
EntryT, grocer, denied claiming to cure fevers, but confessed that he had administered 'something that might have caused discomfort' 3 times. He had started with this as a boy and would not tell the College what the medicine was.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenNot fined.
Verdictguilty
SentenceNot fined
Michaelmas 1626
EntryThen the President made a speech denouncing the quacks, namely Butler, Blanke, and Thomson: he resolutely bound all by the oath.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
4 May 1627
EntryT, of the Chequer, Holborn, denied selling cures for ague, but admitted that he had given 2 to Lady Andrews and to a Mr Leonarde, the son of the Herald. He claimed that Dr Baskerville had sent to him in the case of Lady A.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes2