BAKER, George

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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George BAKER


Name George BAKER
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon to E of Ox 1574. Serjeant-S to EI 1588. Author & translator.)
Period of medical practice 1570-1612
Date of birth 1540
Date of death 1612
Address the Queen's House 1588
Other notes Trouble 1588 (and gave forthright answer). Master BSC 1597. Father of Alexander Baker (Serj-surg & magistrate). Rich.

Known London address

the Queen's House
Date 1588

Censorial hearings

5 July 1588
Entry 'George Baker, a surgeon, had been told by the Beadle to appear in the College on that day. But he replied that he would be absent because he was in the Queen's house and did not have sufficient leisure to enable him to come easily. And, even if he had sufficient free time, he would still refuse to obey the order: he added that he marvelled at the insolent audacity of the President on which no doubt he relied in summoning him to the College or in English "he marvailed muche how the President dirst be so saucie as to send for him to the College"!'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed