Mr DOWNINGE

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'Mr DOWNINGE', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17986 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Mr DOWNINGE

Biography

NameMr DOWNINGE
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice1630-1650
AddressTrinity the Less parish, Vintry ward (1638).
Other notesTrouble 30 March 1640, 10 Apr 1640, 1 May 1640.

Censorial hearings

30 March 1640
Entry'Mr. Downinge chirurgian to bee caled to the Colledge ye 2 friday in Aprill, upon complaint of D. Read.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
10 April 1640
EntryAnna Wall, formerly wife to John Groue, accused Mr D of killing JG by bloodletting and three sweats. JG was fat and had gout. The sweating medicine was made by Mr Davis, apoth. D said that Dr Read had prescribed the medicine, but that Dr Frasier had written the bill. F denied this.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedmade an excuse
Action taken`D and Davis to appeare the 1 friday in May.'
1 May 1640
EntryD & Mr Davis appeared. D was convicted of practice on JG and was further accused of salivating Mrs Ward in Thames Street when she was pregnant (she died); and of practising on Mr. Thomas Fletcher, Marchant in Sethinge Lane, who had consumption. But the Censors thought that these further complaints were 'moued upon discontent', and anyway referred to events two years ago.
Action takenFound guilty, warned to stop practising, dismissed.
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned to abstain and dismissed
Number of crimes3


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