DOUGHTON, Arthur

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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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'DOUGHTON, Arthur', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17383 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Arthur DOUGHTON

Biography

NameArthur DOUGHTON (DOWGHTON, DOWTON)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1606-33. Warden BSC 1628-32)
Period of medical practice1598-1637
Other notesTrouble 1608-27. See Bloom & James.

Censorial hearings

5 Feb 1608
EntryD was summoned for the first time.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenD was summoned for the first time.
19 Feb 1608
EntryD, a surgeon, was accused by Mr. Flud, an attorney, of making an agreement to cure F's wife for £20. D had had the money but had not cured her: after a month or two she relapsed into madness, and was still mad. As D acknowledged his fault and it was his first offence, he received merciful treatment: a fine of 40s. and a warning not to intrude into medical affairs in the future.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenFined 40s. and warned to abstain in future.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 40s. and warned to abstain in future
9 Nov 1610
EntryD appeared.
Action takenSee E.
Sentence?
1 Sep 1615
EntryDr Argent and Mr Blackabee 'cancelled' the charge against D, who did not attend because he was sick.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action takenHeld over to next meeting.
8 Sep 1615
EntryD was charged with having killed the wife of Mr Blackabee, brassworker, in childbirth. Mrs Coxford, midwife, corroborated. D had received a fee of £5 for his services.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action takenD was told to return the £5 and forbidden midwifery on bond of £200
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo return patient's fee. Bond of £200 to abstain
Number of crimes1
7 Dec 1627
EntryD appeared and cleared himself of the charge of treating Mr Grimes, Mr Payne and Captain Linne.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDismissed.
Verdictinnocent
Number of crimes3


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