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PIERS, ?Peter

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

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?Peter PIERS

Biography

Name ?Peter PIERS (PETER)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. Author 1579)
Period of medical practice 1577-1609
Place of birth England (of Kent)
Address ?Kent 1587. Ratley [Ratcliffe S Lond] 1599
Other notes Accused 1587 & 1599. ?Practising in Ipswich in 1578?

Known London address

Ratley, Ratlief
Date 1599-1600

Censorial hearings

2 June 1587
Entry P, surgeon, of Kent, was charged with illicit practice. He denied it. In his book of 1579 he had described a pill (*), and had given it to Mr Laborn the surgeon. He was accused of having often given it himself. Evidence was taken wch showed that people had been killed by that pill. P could not clear himslelf of having given this pill and other medicines.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Imprisoned until he could clear himself.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned
2 Nov 1599
Entry P, a surgeon of Ratley [=Ratcliffe, South London], was to be summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
2 May 1600
Entry P, a surgeon of Ratley, was accused of malpractice, and convicted.
Action taken Imprisoned in Wood Street and fined £5.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned in Wood Street and fined £5
5 July 1600
Entry P, surgeon, was examined on the death of Mr LUKE. He had advised and prescribed a vomitory potion of 4 grains of antimony. LUKE had died, but whether he took the potion was debated.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?None.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1