BOWNE, Robert

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

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Robert BOWNE


Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Ophthalmic surgeon / oculist.)
Period of medical practice 1605-1625
Other notes Trouble 1615. Forbidden by BSC 1614. Admitted BSC 1624. ??Apprentice BSC 1607??
Medical specialities Eyes

Censorial hearings

27 Oct/3 Nov 15
Entry B, an ophthalmic surgeon, was charged in his absence by certain women with giving internal medicine to a girl suffering with her eyes, whose treatment he had undertaken some weeks before in his own home, but with such little success that Dr. Moundeford's wife was summoned to bring her back to health.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Second initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
10 Nov 1615
Entry B, an oculist, was charged and with the agreement of the President and the Censors was condemned to pay 50s. within fourteen days: which if he did not pay, he would be imprisoned. But he paid on the stated day to the Treasurer through the Registrar.
Action taken Fined 50s. To be paid within 14 days, or prison. Paid.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 50s., to be paid within 14 days or prison
Number of crimes 1