COTTON, Lawrence

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

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Lawrence COTTON


Name Lawrence COTTON (COTTEN)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1605-38)
Period of medical practice 1623-1643
Other notes Cantab lic to pract med & surg 1629. Accused 1633. See Bloom & James. Servant punished for libel 1628.

Known London address

St Stephen's Coleman Street
Parish St Stephen Coleman Street
Ward Coleman Street
Date 1633

Censorial hearings

1 March 1633
Entry C denied practice and said that Dr READE had prescribed for the clysters, juleps and laudanum pills that C had given Mr Trott.
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
5 April 1633
Entry Jeames Ashman, a baker of Trinity Lane, said that C had given him medicine for wasting reines after he had been to BUTLER 136 (qv). C had given him pills and clysters, agreed for 40s., and had then offered to cure him for £5, of which he'd had 50s. A had later called Dr Reade, as he was left with pains and weakness.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1