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Mr DOWNINGE

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

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Mr DOWNINGE

Biography

Name Mr DOWNINGE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice 1630-1650
Address Trinity the Less parish, Vintry ward (1638).
Other notes Trouble 30 March 1640, 10 Apr 1640, 1 May 1640.

Censorial hearings

30 March 1640
Entry 'Mr. Downinge chirurgian to bee caled to the Colledge ye 2 friday in Aprill, upon complaint of D. Read.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
10 April 1640
Entry Anna Wall, formerly wife to John Groue, accused Mr D of killing JG by bloodletting and three sweats. JG was fat and had gout. The sweating medicine was made by Mr Davis, apoth. D said that Dr Read had prescribed the medicine, but that Dr Frasier had written the bill. F denied this.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused made an excuse
Action taken `D and Davis to appeare the 1 friday in May.'
1 May 1640
Entry D & Mr Davis appeared. D was convicted of practice on JG and was further accused of salivating Mrs Ward in Thames Street when she was pregnant (she died); and of practising on Mr. Thomas Fletcher, Marchant in Sethinge Lane, who had consumption. But the Censors thought that these further complaints were 'moued upon discontent', and anyway referred to events two years ago.
Action taken Found guilty, warned to stop practising, dismissed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned to abstain and dismissed
Number of crimes 3