LEEVERS, Alice

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'LEEVERS, Alice', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17617 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Alice LEEVERS

Biography

NameAlice LEEVERS
GenderFemale
Marital statusMarried 1587 (?old wife 1587)
Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic)
Period of medical practice1577-1597
Other notesOld woman supported by Lord Hunsdon 1587. Often in trouble before. Not approved but not punished either.

Censorial hearings

15 April 1586
EntryL, an 'unskilled woman, and a demented old wife', had long practised medicine. A letter was written on her behalf by Lord Hunsdon, asking that she be officially licensed. College replied to H, 6 April 1586 (v Goodall pp. 40-1), saying she was 'a woman, utterly ignorant in that profession', had made 'errours, harmes and offences' in the past & had often promised not to practise and broken her word. L 'dailie doth meddle to the great daunger of her Majesties good subjects'; but leniency would be shown in deference to Lord Hunsdon.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenTo be allowed to do non-dangerous surgery & give external med's.
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo be connived at, out of respect to Lord Hunsdon


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