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MESSENGER, Edward

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

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Edward MESSENGER

Biography

Name Edward MESSENGER
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice 1587-1607
Other notes Convicted of practice 1597. Fined & imprisoned.

Censorial hearings

4 March 1597
Entry M, a surgeon, was charged with practising medicine. He confessed to giving Alderman Taylor purgative potions, but in connection with a case relating to surgery. He had also given Porter - feeble and weak, suffering from diarrhoea - cooling medicinal potions. M spoke confidently and considered that he had done well.
Action taken Forbidden to practise. Imprisoned. Fined £5.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise. Imprisoned and fined £5
Number of crimes 2