HOOD, Thomas

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

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Thomas HOOD


Name Thomas HOOD (HUD)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (Physician. F of Trinity (C) 1579. Mathematics lecturer. Author (mathematics))
Period of medical practice 1581-1598
Place of birth London (of London (son of Thomas Hood, merchant tailor, who d. 1563))
Date of birth ?c.1557
Date of death 1598
Address Abchurch Lane 1590. nr Minories 1596. (Father d. at St Leon.)
Other notes Ca 1573 BA 1578 MA 1581. Maths lecturer 1582. Lic 1585. MD by 1595?. Examined 1595 & allowed to practise. LRCP 1597. See Stow.

Known London address

Abchurch Lane
Parish St Mary Abchurch
Ward Candlewick Street
Date 1590
near Minories
Parish Holy Trinity Minories
Ward Portsoken
Date 1596

College membership

Date of BA 1578
Date of MA 1581
Medical education (university) Cambridge
Medical education (years) 14
Date of license to practise 1585
Date of MD 1595
Date became Licentiate 05/08/1597
In trouble before membership Yes
Other notes Ca 1573. MD by 1595?
Date of birth ?c.1557
Date of death 1598

Censorial hearings

17 Oct 1595
Entry 'Thomas Hud, of London, a Doctor in Medicine of Cambridge, was examined. He confessed frankly that he had not read any of Galen's works. He was therefore enjoined to read Galen's DE ELEMENTIS, DE TEMPERAMENTIS, DE NATURALIBUS FACULTATIBUS, and DE USU PARTIUM.' The College found his behaviour 'favourable and unassuming', so allowed him to practise if he summoned a Fellow in all serious cases.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken Connived at, but must summon a Fellow in all serious cases.
25 Feb 1597
Entry H appeared and confessed that he had not read Galen 'because he could not be greatly esteemed'. He had read Forrest and ?Neoterie, however.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken H was entirely forbidden to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise
5 Aug 1597
Entry H was examined and admitted a Licentiate. He was to pay £2 p.a.
Action taken LRCP.