COOKE, Robert

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

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Robert COOKE


Name Robert COOKE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary's servant)
Period of medical practice 1632-1647
Place of birth London (Son of Thomas Cooke, 184, apothecary, ?of London)
Other notes Son & servant of 184 apothecary Thomas C. Prev servant of WEALE apothecary. In 1637, put hat on again too soon (the awful delinquent).

Censorial hearings

22 Sep 1637
Entry Mr. Cooke, apothecary, was charged with giving a patient sugared Roses without a physician's prescription, and 'that the said sugred Roses were sophisicated with spirit or oyle of vitriol.' He admitted it, but said that 'the sophisication was onlye with iuyce of lemmons and that they were made by his sonne late servant to Job Weale an apothecary where he had learned this adulteration of sugred roses, and not learned it in his shop.'
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?
13 Oct 1637
Entry RC, the son of Thomas COOKE 184 (qv), had been the servant of the apothecary Weale for 2 years (and of his father for 2.25 years). He confessed to having made saccarum ?rosarum and adding lemon juice, for Lady Rainy. Put his hat on again too soon and was rebuked by Dr Winston.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?
Verdict guilty
Sentence Rebuked (but as much for failure in etiquette as for malpractice)
Number of crimes 1