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VANDERLASHE, Bartholomew

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Bartholomew VANDERLASHE

Biography

Name Bartholomew VANDERLASHE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon (lithotomist: cuts for the stone))
Period of medical practice 1627-1648
Place of birth sounds Dutch/German
Other notes In trouble 1637 & 1638. Added after database was finished, hence out of alphabetical sequence.

Censorial hearings

4 March 1625
Entry V, born in Lippe in Saxony, appeared. The Propresident asked whether he had taken any degree in a university. He said none. 'He cannot directly speake Latine: he is a chirurgian: he hath bene in Englande and practiseth yis eleven yeares: in London (of late) these thre monethes. By Dr Winston questioned he hath so longe dealt in calco., epileps. alb. ictera. and gonorrhea by inwarde medicines ... and his antidote by bill is inwarde.'
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Warned to abstain. Forgiven provided that he did abstain.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned to abstain and forgiven on condition of abstention
18 Oct 1634
Entry 'It is reported by Dr. Crooke that Vanderlashe hath given phisicke to a Kinsman of Mr. Stanbyes a printer for a yeare and a halfe.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Evidence collected.
Verdict case not completed
18 Feb 1635
Entry 'Dr. Spicer complayneth of Mr. Vanderlashe, and desyreth that hee may be cited against the next Colledge daye.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
28 March 1635
Entry 'Dr. Spicer enformeth that Mr. Vanderlashe gave a vomitt and prepared a purge for a patient, but the partie dyed. hee is to bee cited.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Number of crimes 1
3 April 1635
Entry 'Mr. Vanderlashe appeared, being accused of diuers practizes hee denyed them all; hee is to appeare agayne when hee shalbee called.'
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken To reappear when summoned.
Verdict case not completed
22 Sep 1637
Entry V 'sent his excuse for his not appearance according to his summons, for that he was calld for to cutt one for the stone that very day, yet the messenger could not tell the patients name.'
Action taken ?Deferred.
Verdict case not completed
7 Sep 1638
Entry Mrs. Elizabeth Fitton of the Golden Anchor in Walbrook (kept by Mr Tod, a farrier) complained that 'for a small payne and rednes in her leg and arme' V 'had given her a powder in white wine which purged her ... vpward and downeward aboue 25 tymes and 22 tymes the next day.' Then he gave her fluxing pills. She took only two, but salivated for 'aboue 20 dayes', and went to Dr Argent for it. V charged 2s.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken [V was summoned to appear.]
Number of crimes 1
5 Oct 1638
Entry V 'appeared to answere the complaynt formerly exhibited agaynst him by Mrs. Fitton. He denyed not the fact, butt auoutched that he gave her the Physique by directions from Dr. Read. butt bycause he confessed he had no bill for it from the said Dr. we took it for his owne practise, which was censured to be very bad. the Censors sent him to Newgate and fined him xx li.'
Attitude of the accused made an excuse
Action taken Censured, imprisoned and fined £20.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned in Newgate and fined £20
16 Feb 1627
Entry Dr Vanderlashe asked that he might be allowed to practise medicine among sick people suffering with ulcers of long standing or fistula. The President replied that only that permissible by law might be granted and for that reason he could by no means practise here: what would he offer to settle the dispute? Coll. asked for £60; he offered £4; they refused; he offered £5, which they took as a fine.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken To pay costs of lawsuit. Then to practise with help of Fellow only
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5 and to practise only with help of a Fellow
16 March 1627
Entry It was reported concerning Vanderlashe that he had practised medicine on the wife of Mr. Wever near St. Paul's church.
Action taken ?None
Verdict case not completed
9 April 1630
Entry Bartholomew Vanderlashe appeared and was charged with practising medicine namely on the person of Mrs. Martin in Southwark. He denied that he practised but however confessed that he gave her some consolidant potions to drink.
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
15 April 1631
Entry V was to be sued in the Court of the Exchequer (?again).
Action taken To be sued in the Court of the Exchequer.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law
9 July 1631
Entry Dr. Crooke reported that Mr. Vanderlashe had given purgative pills to a woman suffering with a continual fever.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
17 Feb 1632
Entry V was included in Dr. Winston's list of foreigners practising in London. He was counted as 'not licensed' and said to be German.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
2 Nov 1633
Entry V was in the list of names whom the Beadle was to summon ('Cite') against the next College daye.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
m Palm Sun 1634
Entry 'Vanderlashe is to bee enquyred after for the proouing of his practize.'
Action taken Evidence to be sought about his practice.
Verdict case not completed