BROWNE, Martin

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'BROWNE, Martin', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17277 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Martin BROWNE

Biography

NameMartin BROWNE (BROWN)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1615-40. Alderman 1652-3.)
Period of medical practice1606-1655
Date of death16 Apr 1655
Other notesSee Bloom & James? In trouble 1616-27.

Censorial hearings

24 Jan 1617
EntryB, a surgeon, appeared and was charged by Dr Goulston with giving the late Thomas Worth plasters and enemas. Dr DIODATI 227 denied that they were his prescriptions. Drs Clement & G had been called when Worth was near death. B had diagnosed a windy hernia & had given plaster de baccis lauri to the navel, & 2 clysters ('e maluae cimini rutae Mj sacchari rubi olei anethini et rubacci ?jR'. G said B acted as an apothecary and was a charlatan. G added a second charge: an apprentice of the White Horse, St Pauls, had died of B in 2 days.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenB was asked to reappear.
Number of crimes2
7 Feb 1617
EntryB was questioned about Worth's disease. He was accused of still selling medicines at his house, and of having killed Eliz. Grove. He was given the choice of a £5 fine and prison, or giving the College a bond for £50 that he would abstain in future.
Action takenB gave bond for £50 against his future abstention from practice.
Verdictguilty
SentenceB gave bond to abstain for £50
Number of crimes2
m Palm Sun 1625
EntryThe President complained that B had boasted to him about his (B's) ill practice.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?None.
Verdictcase not completed
4 Nov 1626
EntryThere was considerable discussion but no action taken regarding Martin Browne and William Blanke surgeons. No-one appeared.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenNone.
10 Nov 1626
Entry'Dr Grent accused Mr. Browne ye surgeon to have given a vomiting Physick vnto Mr. More the last sumer. B would not affirme, whether he or Dr. Deodat [227] appoynted the bolus: neither did Dr. Deodat say he remembered the said bolus.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?None.
Verdictnot proven
Number of crimes1
1 Feb 1628
EntryDr FLUDD accused B of practice. Amidst much mutual recrimination, F said that B had initially been trained by a barber. B said he had been a doctor's servant, and had later learned surgery under Peter Chamberlen. Dr Clement confirmed that he had prescribed B's medicines. But B admitted that he had made up his medicines without using an apothecary, and asked the College to condone his crime.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed


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