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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'SAUNDERS, Patrick', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician)
Period of medical practice1603-1638
Place of birthEngland (Anglus-Occidentalis [=of the West of England])
Date of death1638
AddressGreat St Helen's Bishopsgate parish 1621-38
Other notesWarned 1613. Accused 1615 1617. Rejected as CRCP 1617 but CRCP 1620. ?MD Leyden? <NB: can Anglus-Occidentalis mean IRISH?>

Known London address

Great St Helen's Bishopsgate
ParishSt Helen Bishopsgate
WardBishopsgate (Within & Without)

College membership

Medical education (university)Leiden
Date of MDnot known
Date became Candidate30/09/1620
Date of Candidacy1620-1638
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notes?MD Leyden (Munk: Franeker)
Date of death1638

Censorial hearings

10 Sep 1613
EntryS had studied medicine for 10 years, though he'd only been in university for 2 months. He 'practised among friends only'.
Action takenWarned.
SentenceWarned to abstain
23 Sep 1631
EntryS accused George BUTLER (135, qv) of giving 8-10 mineral pills to Mr Askue of Bridwell dock.
Action taken?
1 Dec 1615
EntryS was charged by Moundeford with giving a clyster and letting blood in Crooked Lane.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenTo reappear.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
25 Nov 1617
EntryS failed to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenFailed to appear.
5 Dec 1617
EntryS presented himself for examination. He had no degree, though he had 'passed a while' at Christ Church, Oxford. He had practised in London for 4 years, following Polish and German ('quacks') methods. He had read some Galen & gave several replies to anatomical questions (details in Annals). But though 'not without learning' he refused to give his sources. He was advised to study medicine more carefully.
Action takenNot approved, though not unlearned. Prohibited from practice.
SentenceProhibited from practice. Not licensed
2 June 1620
EntryS, now MD Franeker (28 Aug 1619), had been incorporated at Oxford on 2 Dec 1619. He was examined and approved for the first time.
Action takenApproved on first examination.
7 July 1620
EntryS was examined and approved for the second time.
Action takenApproved on second examination.
1 Sep 1620
EntryS was examined and approved for the third time.
Action takenApproved on third examination.
Michaelmas 1620
EntryS was examined and approved for the fourth time.
Action takenApproved on fourth examination and elected CRCP.
28 Jan 1631
EntryS accused George BUTLER (135, qv) of giving mercury pills to the wife of Captain Paparelli of Redriff, causing severe salivation. (Goulston knew about the case.)
Action taken?

SAUL, ?James or Jacob
SAVERY, Abraham