HOOD, Thomas


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'HOOD, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17553 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Thomas HOOD


NameThomas HOOD (HUD)
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. F of Trinity (C) 1579. Mathematics lecturer. Author (mathematics))
Period of medical practice1581-1598
Place of birthLondon (of London (son of Thomas Hood, merchant tailor, who d. 1563))
Date of birth?c.1557
Date of death1598
AddressAbchurch Lane 1590. nr Minories 1596. (Father d. at St Leon.)
Other notesCa 1573 BA 1578 MA 1581. Maths lecturer 1582. Lic 1585. MD by 1595?. Examined 1595 & allowed to practise. LRCP 1597. See Stow.

Known London address

Abchurch Lane
ParishSt Mary Abchurch
WardCandlewick Street
near Minories
ParishHoly Trinity Minories

College membership

Date of BA1578
Date of MA1581
Medical education (university)Cambridge
Medical education (years)14
Date of license to practise1585
Date of MD1595
Date became Licentiate05/08/1597
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesCa 1573. MD by 1595?
Date of birth?c.1557
Date of death1598

Censorial hearings

17 Oct 1595
Entry'Thomas Hud, of London, a Doctor in Medicine of Cambridge, was examined. He confessed frankly that he had not read any of Galen's works. He was therefore enjoined to read Galen's DE ELEMENTIS, DE TEMPERAMENTIS, DE NATURALIBUS FACULTATIBUS, and DE USU PARTIUM.' The College found his behaviour 'favourable and unassuming', so allowed him to practise if he summoned a Fellow in all serious cases.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenConnived at, but must summon a Fellow in all serious cases.
25 Feb 1597
EntryH appeared and confessed that he had not read Galen 'because he could not be greatly esteemed'. He had read Forrest and ?Neoterie, however.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenH was entirely forbidden to practise.
SentenceForbidden to practise
5 Aug 1597
EntryH was examined and admitted a Licentiate. He was to pay £2 p.a.
Action takenLRCP.