VANDERLASHE, Bartholomew


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'VANDERLASHE, Bartholomew', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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NameBartholomew VANDERLASHE
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon (lithotomist: cuts for the stone))
Period of medical practice1627-1648
Place of birthsounds Dutch/German
Other notesIn trouble 1637 & 1638. Added after database was finished, hence out of alphabetical sequence.

Censorial hearings

4 March 1625
EntryV, born in Lippe in Saxony, appeared. The Propresident asked whether he had taken any degree in a university. He said none. 'He cannot directly speake Latine: he is a chirurgian: he hath bene in Englande and practiseth yis eleven yeares: in London (of late) these thre monethes. By Dr Winston questioned he hath so longe dealt in calco., epileps. alb. ictera. and gonorrhea by inwarde medicines ... and his antidote by bill is inwarde.'
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenWarned to abstain. Forgiven provided that he did abstain.
SentenceWarned to abstain and forgiven on condition of abstention
18 Oct 1634
Entry'It is reported by Dr. Crooke that Vanderlashe hath given phisicke to a Kinsman of Mr. Stanbyes a printer for a yeare and a halfe.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenEvidence collected.
Verdictcase not completed
18 Feb 1635
Entry'Dr. Spicer complayneth of Mr. Vanderlashe, and desyreth that hee may be cited against the next Colledge daye.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
28 March 1635
Entry'Dr. Spicer enformeth that Mr. Vanderlashe gave a vomitt and prepared a purge for a patient, but the partie dyed. hee is to bee cited.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Number of crimes1
3 April 1635
Entry'Mr. Vanderlashe appeared, being accused of diuers practizes hee denyed them all; hee is to appeare agayne when hee shalbee called.'
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenTo reappear when summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
22 Sep 1637
EntryV 'sent his excuse for his not appearance according to his summons, for that he was calld for to cutt one for the stone that very day, yet the messenger could not tell the patients name.'
Action taken?Deferred.
Verdictcase not completed
7 Sep 1638
EntryMrs. Elizabeth Fitton of the Golden Anchor in Walbrook (kept by Mr Tod, a farrier) complained that 'for a small payne and rednes in her leg and arme' V 'had given her a powder in white wine which purged her ... vpward and downeward aboue 25 tymes and 22 tymes the next day.' Then he gave her fluxing pills. She took only two, but salivated for 'aboue 20 dayes', and went to Dr Argent for it. V charged 2s.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken[V was summoned to appear.]
Number of crimes1
5 Oct 1638
EntryV 'appeared to answere the complaynt formerly exhibited agaynst him by Mrs. Fitton. He denyed not the fact, butt auoutched that he gave her the Physique by directions from Dr. Read. butt bycause he confessed he had no bill for it from the said Dr. we took it for his owne practise, which was censured to be very bad. the Censors sent him to Newgate and fined him xx li.'
Attitude of the accusedmade an excuse
Action takenCensured, imprisoned and fined £20.
SentenceImprisoned in Newgate and fined £20
16 Feb 1627
EntryDr Vanderlashe asked that he might be allowed to practise medicine among sick people suffering with ulcers of long standing or fistula. The President replied that only that permissible by law might be granted and for that reason he could by no means practise here: what would he offer to settle the dispute? Coll. asked for £60; he offered £4; they refused; he offered £5, which they took as a fine.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenTo pay costs of lawsuit. Then to practise with help of Fellow only
SentenceFined £5 and to practise only with help of a Fellow
16 March 1627
EntryIt was reported concerning Vanderlashe that he had practised medicine on the wife of Mr. Wever near St. Paul's church.
Action taken?None
Verdictcase not completed
9 April 1630
EntryBartholomew Vanderlashe appeared and was charged with practising medicine namely on the person of Mrs. Martin in Southwark. He denied that he practised but however confessed that he gave her some consolidant potions to drink.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
15 April 1631
EntryV was to be sued in the Court of the Exchequer (?again).
Action takenTo be sued in the Court of the Exchequer.
SentenceTo be prosecuted at law
9 July 1631
EntryDr. Crooke reported that Mr. Vanderlashe had given purgative pills to a woman suffering with a continual fever.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
17 Feb 1632
EntryV was included in Dr. Winston's list of foreigners practising in London. He was counted as 'not licensed' and said to be German.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
2 Nov 1633
EntryV was in the list of names whom the Beadle was to summon ('Cite') against the next College daye.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
m Palm Sun 1634
Entry'Vanderlashe is to bee enquyred after for the proouing of his practize.'
Action takenEvidence to be sought about his practice.
Verdictcase not completed

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