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

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Name John BOWNE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice 1606-1626
Other notes Trouble 1616. ?Reln of Peter BOWNE 110? ?Apprentice BSC 1607?

Censorial hearings

16 Feb 1616
Entry B, a surgeon, was charged with THURSTON 738 & Dr BOWNE 110 (qq.v.) with treating a kinsman of Anne Mountney for £10 (of which 30s. had been paid). THURSTON had dieted, anointed, purged and bathed the patient 'to extreme weakness' for 3 months, & had also dieted Leonard Mountney (?same person) for a lung ulcer, causing hectick fever. No details of B's part in all this. For Dr BOWNE's part, see 110.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken B, Dr B & T to be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1