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REVE, 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 REVE

Biography

Name John REVE (REEVE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. High Constable 1634 (?))
Period of medical practice 1628-1648
Place of birth England (?b Norwich (son of Nicholas Reve, druggist of London))
Date of birth ?1606
Other notes Frequently accused 1628-38. Vouched for by Earl of Exeter 1638. See Whittet letter. Venn has JR admitted 1621 aged 15.

Censorial hearings

7 April 1626
Entry Implicated in the affair of Mrs MURRAY & BLACKWELL (qqv).
Verdict case not completed
2 May 1634
Entry R could not attend 'because hee is high Constable'.
Action taken Failed to appear.
13 June 1634
Entry Dr Smith said that he had sent cornachinos powder to R, but had asked no money.
Attitude of the accused made an excuse
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
6 Nov 1635
Entry Dr RIDGLEYE said that R gave physic.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
3 April 1637
Entry Dr Hinchloe said that R had given a dangerous salivatory medicine to the child of Buckley, a linendraper of Sheerlane End. The child had worms.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
19 Jan 1638
Entry Sybil Butler, of St Martins in the Fields, complained that R had blooded her husband Nicholas, who had subsequently died.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
26 Jan 1638
Entry R confessed that he had blooded Butler, and given syrace pills and torrefied rhubarb. He said that some physicians would not treat those with no money. Mrs Higs, the widow of James Higs of St Martins, was a witness.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
9 Feb 1638
Entry Censors to visit R's shop.
Action taken Censors to visit R's shop.
22 Dec 1638
Entry Letter received from the Earl of Exeter on behalf of R, saying that R had been in EE's constant service for 20 years and was not to be molested. The College decided to send EE details of the Butler case (see above for details). Letter written on 28 Dec 1638.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Letter written to Earl of Exeter giving details of Butler case.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Details of case sent to R's patron
4 Jan 1628
Entry R, apothecary, was charged by Dr PRICE (602, qv) with giving medicine to Baron Bandodree.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken [To be summoned.]
Number of crimes 1
1 Feb 1628
Entry R appeared to answer PRICE.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?
1 Aug 1628
Entry 'Reve, an apothecary, was charged by Dr. Clement because he persisted in the practice of medicine: and also because he was in the habit of saying many shameful things about physicians, of this kind: "That he would not be beholding to Skuruy Phisitians, nor giue forty pound to any of them."'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
4 June 1630
Entry Dr Hincklow accused R of treating Christopher Hare of Crown Court.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken R to be summoned.
Number of crimes 1
5 Nov 1630
Entry R appeared, but Hincklow was not present, so the matter was deferred.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Deferred.
Number of crimes 1
12 Nov 1630
Entry Hincklow accused R regarding Mr Ayres. R said that Dr YELVERTON (830, qv) had prescribed. Y to be summoned.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken YELVERTON to be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
22 Dec 1631
Entry R was charged by Dr Hincklow.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Charged.
Verdict case not completed
7 March 1634
Entry R was accused by John Ashridge, of Fleet Yard, of giving him medicine and discouraging him from calling a doctor. A said R also treated a Mr Beake.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken ? (See next.)
Number of crimes 2