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

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Name ?Edmund GARDINER
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (Practitioner of physic. Gentleman. Author)
Period of medical practice 1586-1623
Other notes Trouble 1603-13. Sued 1605-10. Paracelsist pro-chemical. ?Husb of 306 Katherine G?
Medical specialities Kidney stone

Known London address

Charterhouse Street / St John's Street
Date 1608

Censorial hearings

2 March 1603
Entry Holt, a powerful courtier and an officer of the Queen's household, had written in support of G. College discussed at great length whether to set G free and decided to release him on payment of a fine of 5 marks.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken To be released on payment of 5 marks' fine.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned and fined 5 marks
12 Aug 1608
Entry G was not present, but Mrs G paid the College £6 13s. 4d. (10 marks) and brought two guarantors, John Albert, a tailor of Charterhouse Street, and Robert Temes of St John's Street. G himself and his guarantors were to pay £3 p.a. until the total paid reached £30.
Action taken Fined £30, payable over approx. 8 years.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £30, payable over approx. 8 years
m S Thomas 1609
Entry G sent 30s. as 6 months' payment.
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Action taken None. (G paid 30s. for six months - licensing fee rather than fine
2 July 1613
Entry Dr Pattison said that G had treated Mr Thomas, near Gray's Inn, for 6 weeks.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1