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COOKE, Thomas

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

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Thomas COOKE

Biography

Name Thomas COOKE (COCK, COOK)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. ?Author of treatise 1665?)
Period of medical practice 1621-1649
Other notes In trouble 17 Jan 1634, 6 June 1634, - 1638. NOT same as 200 Thomas Cooke, surgeon. Father of 183 Robert Cooke.

Known London address

Fetter Lane
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1632

Censorial hearings

17 Jan 1634
Entry C and Henry HOLLAND (400, qv), apothecaries, called out to Dr BRUART in the street and asked by what authority physicians now made physic. They said making physic was their prerogative.
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
26 Jan 1638
Entry Anne Marsh, wife of Bennet Finch, complained that C's pills had killed her mother, Mary Whitehorne.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
6 June 1634
Entry 'Dr. Wright is to bee cited against fridaye next: as also Dr. Clarke and Mr. Cooke are to bee cited concerning him.'
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be cited (?as witness).
Verdict case not completed
4 July 1634
Entry [Apothbiz.] Apossecary. [Warden of the SA.]
9 July 1634
Entry [Apothbiz.] Apossecary 2.
18 Oct 1634
Entry C, apothecary, was reconciled to the College.
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Action taken ?
Verdict guilty
Sentence None
5 June 1635
Entry C, apothecary, asked the President if he was 'discommuned' (=banned, boycotted).
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Action taken Deferred. See next.
12 June 1635
Entry C, apothecary, had asked the President if he was 'discommuned'. Dr Ridgeley said that C's people had adulterated medicines. Dr Clarke agreed.
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Action taken ?Again deferred?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
25 June 1635
Entry [Apothbiz.] In list of boycotted apothecaries.
Action taken Discommuned (boycotted).
22 Sep 1637
Entry C appeared, charged with sending pills to Mrs Whithorne of Brode Street. His remembrance was that he'd given them to her husband in 1626 on the authority of a doctor. He denied malpractice. Also charged with 'sophisticating' sugared roses with vitriol. Confessed to this, but said only lemon juice had been added, and it had been done by his son (183, qv), who had learnt it from Job Weale, apoth.
Action taken First charge to be further proved.
Number of crimes 2