WINCHE, Thomas

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'WINCHE, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17936 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Thomas WINCHE

Biography

NameThomas WINCHE
GenderMale
Primary occupationnon-medical (Tailor)
Period of medical practice1626-1637
Other notesAccused 1627. Cures by nail parings! ?=814?

Censorial hearings

16 March 1627
EntryW, a tailor, was accused of one year's practice. He said he gave no medicine, but cured ague by 'reading in a booke' and taking nail parings which he used to the 'help and good' of his patients. Buck, a scullion of the Lord Mayor, whom he cured for 1s. by nail parings, accused W. 'It is granted to be charming but whether it be physicke yt is doubted and they will take counsell upon it.'
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenCollege to take counsel as to whether this is medicine or magic.
Verdictnot proven
Number of crimes1


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