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SMITH, Henry

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

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Henry SMITH

Biography

Name Henry SMITH
Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical clergyman (Ex-priest by 1621. ???BSC 1567-88???)
Period of medical practice 1611-1642
Address ???nr Strand 1630. Holborn 1632
Other notes Accused 1621. Fined. ???Accused 1630 1632.

Known London address

near Strand
Date 1630
Holborn
Parish St Andrew Holborn
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1632

Censorial hearings

4 May 1621
Entry S was an ex-priest and now unlicensed practitioner. Moundeford was appointed by the President to enquire into S's case. M met Atkins, Giffard, Herring, Fox, Baskerville, and they heard S and witnesses But the President was absent so a decision was deferred.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Deferred.
11 May 1621
Entry S was charged with practice on the wife of William Rolfe. S said he had been summoned on the 8th day and had suspected petechial fever, so had given stomach medicines and a purge. He had seen spots on her skin, but repeated his treatment. She died on the 11th day. Rolfe, Anthony Harris (apothecary), Dr Atkins & Dr Baskerville all knew of the case. Decided S had broken all the rules of medicine. Rolfe, Harris & Atkins saw spots before the 9th day. Baskerville said Mrs R was covered in spots and delirious on the 10th day.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Third initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Found guilty of breaking all the rules of medicine. (See next.)
Number of crimes 1
m S John B 1621
Entry S refused to submit to the College's conclusions. Because he was a priest, Coll. to inform the Archbishop of Canterbury, and then to fine him £10 and imprison him. Argent, Harvey, Fox and Goulston were to visit the Archbishop. S gave a bond for £10. 'Finally Dr Atkins reported from the King that S should be dispatched to this place.'
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken To be fined £10 & imprisoned after ArchCant informed. Bond of £10.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £10 and imprisoned. ArchCant informed. Bond of £10 to absta
29 June 1621
Entry Argent brought a letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury saying that, after hearing the opinions of the College and the King, he handed S over to the College with a formal message of obligation.
Action taken S was imprisoned and fined £10. After a time he paid it.