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BOET, Gerald (?Gaspar?)

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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Gerald (?Gaspar?) BOET

Biography

Name Gerald (?Gaspar?) BOET (BOATE, BOETT, BOOTE, BOTE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (Physician. Author.)
Period of medical practice 1630-1650
Place of birth Gorinchem, Holland
Date of birth 1604
Date of death 1650
Address Aldermanbury 1641. Dublin 1649-50.
Other notes Trouble 1630-7. Eventually LRCP 1646. Masses of evidence abt him. Brother of 95 Arnold BOET (q.v.).

Known London address

Aldermanbury
Parish St Mary Aldermanbury
Ward Cripplegate (Within & Without)
Date 1641

College membership

Medical education (university) Leiden
Date of MD 1630
Date became Licentiate / /1646
In trouble before membership Yes
Date of birth 1604
Date of death 1650

Censorial hearings

4 March 1631
Entry Dr Meverall charged B with prescribing Aleophanginae pills for fever & diarrhoea to daughter of Mr Tayler of Watling Street. Dr Crooke charged B with giving purges to one Mr Dagge of Bearbinden Lane for hepatic liver and atrophy. B said that the girl had lientaria. He was insolent (the College found).
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken To be indicted. See next.
Number of crimes 2
16 Feb 1632
Entry Susan Lyon, apothecary, appeared and was accused of (?& confessed to) making medicines, including 'some by Dr. Boetts prescripts as fiue or sixe for Mrs. Hollidaye'.
Action taken ?None to B.
17 Feb 1632
Entry The President complained of B's behaviour to the College, and said that he had set up his brother in medicine under himself. B was listed among unlicensed foreign practitioners. The Vice-Chamberlain (?) had asked Drs Betoun & Lister to recommend examining B to the President. B appeared and was accused of seeking the favour of noblemen against the College. He denied it.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Advised to adopt the correct procedure for getting licensed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Advised to adopt the correct procedure for getting licensed
11 June 1632
Entry B was examined and found unsatisfactory. He was warned to study for some years before reapplying. He was indignant.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken Not licensed.
3 July 1632
Entry Dr Oxenbridge reported that B was training a man in medicine for £10 p.a. (and so was his brother, q.v.).
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
4 July 1632
Entry B questioned about his 'trainee', who had written to Dr Oxenbridge. B said that the man, Chapman, had stolen from him and absconded. He had not given him medical instruction, though he had given him the books of Heurnius to read. B confessed to 3 years' practice & was found 'insolent' by the College.
Action taken Prohibited from practice by the President.
Number of crimes 1
2 Nov 1632
Entry To be sued.
Action taken ?Decided to prosecute him at law.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law (?)
30 Sep 1633
Entry Samuel Doves, brother, claimed that Mrs. Hart had been poisoned with a purge.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken B and Doues to be summoned. See next.
Number of crimes 1
4 Oct 1633
Entry B was charged regarding Mrs Hart. He said he had given no purge, though he had given clysters.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Deferred until Doves could attend.
Number of crimes 1
18 Oct 1633
Entry B 'chattered at length in his own defence', but Doves did not turn up.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Deferred again.
Number of crimes 1
6 Dec 1633
Entry Doves appeared and repeated his charges in detail.
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
4 April 1631
Entry To be indicted.
Action taken To be indicted. See next.
4 July 1634
Entry B had been called, after Dr Grent, to Mrs Everett, and had diagnosed inflammation of the liver.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?See next.
Number of crimes 1
11 Aug 1634
Entry Hamey had been called to B's patient and had refused to come. B was offended and 'exclamed on the Colledge saying they made a Monopolye of phisicke', and complained that the College had got some people to swear that B had killed a man. Said that Mayerne, Fludd, Chamberlayne and Saunders would join with him. Dr Fludd, present, denied this. Dr Smith, like Hamey, also refused and caused offence.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Number of crimes 1
15 Sep 1634
Entry B to be arrested.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be arrested. (Was he?)
16 Oct 1634
Entry Thomas Barnes of Mincing Lane and his maid Christian Nowell said that B had given Mrs Barnes three purges.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Action taken ?
Number of crimes 1
17 Nov 1634
Entry Dr Alston said that B gave medicine of Mr Butler's making in Finch Lane.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
21 April 1637
Entry To be sued for 2 years' practice.
Action taken ?Decided to prosecute at law.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law (?)
5 Jan 1638
Entry 'William Abell apothecary appeared vpon Summons. he was charged with vnlawfull practise of physique which he denyed avowing that the medicines he gave were directed by Dr. Meverell and Dr. Boote. he was commaunded to bring their bills to the Colledge the next tyme the Censors should meet.'
Action taken Abell to bring B's bills to the next Censors' meeting.
19 Jan 1638
Entry Suit against B. William ABELL (3), apothecary, presented B's bills.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?To be prosecuted?
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law (?)
7 Feb 1640
Entry B confessed to having given medicine to the wife of Andrew Stone of St Mary Aldermanbury parish, for pleurisy. He had let her blood, given a julep of barley and red poppy, and also given her a potion (recipe given - crocus, olibanus, laudanum Londoninensi and red poppy syrup) to free her from the expectoration associated with pleurisy.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Fined £10 for ill practice & imprisoned in the Counter, Wood Street
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £10 and imprisoned in the Counter, Wood Street
Number of crimes 1
15 April 1631
Entry To be sued in the Court of Exchequer.
Action taken Decided to prosecute B at law. See next.
Verdict guilty
Sentence B to be prosecuted at law
27 May 1631
Entry B sought a licence. He was refused. He then offered £20 if the law suit would be dropped.
Action taken Deferred. Offered £20 to settle lawsuit.
23 Sep 1631
Entry B was said to have given medicine to a present patient of Dr Rand.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Number of crimes 1
2 Nov 1631
Entry 'Mr. Kendall, Mr. Holland and Mr. Rand Apothecaryes are to be desyred to bringe in such bills one fridaye next as they haue of Dr. Boetts.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken B's apothecaries to bring his bills next Friday.
4 Nov 1631
Entry Mr Rande, Archer, Holland, Kendall (apothecaries) brought B's bills to the College.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Third initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
16 Dec 1631
Entry Dr Crooke reported that B gave a drink to Mary Barton, which caused spitting.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?See next.
Number of crimes 1
22 Dec 1631
Entry Many of B's prescriptions were examined. Dr Hodgson said that Mr Harryson (apothecary) had more of them.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed