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

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Gender Female
Marital status Married 1613 (Wife of Robert Fletcher 1613)
Primary occupation non-medical (Wife of Robert Fletcher)
Period of medical practice 1603-1623
Other notes Charged 1613. Warned.
Medical specialities (Women's) mammary diseases

Censorial hearings

3 Dec 1613
Entry F, the wife of Robert Fletcher, was accused by John Udall (Woodall), surgeon, of practising on many people, incl. Mrs Tuttell for cancer of the breasts. F admitted to having given saffron, white wine & thistle in equal quantities, & to treating diseases of the breast with 'smallage, perseley, whitebread and milke'. Denied inspecting urine.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken Summoned to reappear.
Number of crimes 1
15 Dec 1613
Entry F said that Mrs Tatell's cancer was 18 months developed when she treated her. An abscess developed and eventually caused death. Dr Thory saw Mrs T. The President (Dr Moundeford) warned F, and told her not to inspect urine.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Warned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned to abstain
Number of crimes 1