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HOPE, John

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

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John HOPE

Biography

Name John HOPE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. Apprentice 1635. Freed c 1635)
Period of medical practice 1625-1665
Date of birth c.1605
Date of death ?1665 or later
Other notes Apprentice of ELIOT (qv 252). In trouble for bad practice 1635.

Censorial hearings

9 May 1635
Entry Eliz. Vaughan, widow, of Puddle Wharf, said that her husband Robert had gone to the apothecary Elliot and had found Hope, Elliot's apprentice, there. Hope had offered cheap medicine; RV had taken an infusion of coloquintida, with violent effects. Elliot had told EV that he would not give it to the Devil. Elliot gave RV milk. Hope then gave a clyster of rose leaves, honey and syrup of coral, but RV died the next morning.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Judged `most evil practice' and remitted to the Courts.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Referred to the Law Courts
Number of crimes 1