WATSON, Thomas

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'WATSON, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17914 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Thomas WATSON

Biography

NameThomas WATSON
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1599-1603. ??Governor of Highgate Leper Hosp 1590)
Period of medical practice1590-1610
Other notesAccused 1600. Fined & imprisoned.

Censorial hearings

8 Feb 1600
EntrySamuel Peke complained of W, surgeon, who had undertaken his cure 'ex Compacto, pro ulcusculo, ut P dicit in Guttore ex ossiculo piscis in oesophagum illapso: sed ut W affirmat, pro Morbo gallico.' W said he had given P a certain purgatory potion for a week, but only on the advice of Dr Bredwell. B said he didn't remember any surgeon coming to him for advice in the last 5 months.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action takenW found guilty of bad & illicit practice. Fined 40s & imprisoned.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 40s. and imprisoned
Number of crimes1