RICH, William

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

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William RICH


Name William RICH
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical empiric (Quack)
Period of medical practice 1560-1580
Other notes 7 Jan 1570 - College to sue Judge of the Admiralty for letting R out of prison to practise. See Goodall 1570. Cf John Rich, apothecary known to Turner & Gerard ?& Petre.

Censorial hearings

7 Jan 1570
Entry 'On 7 January it was resolved that the President should sue Doctor Lewes, Judge of the Admiralty, in the name of the College, for allowing William Rich, a quack, committed to his charge in the Marshalsea prison, to practise medicine against the laws of the Kingdom, the terms of his custody, in contempt of the College and to the detriment of the Queen's subjects.'
Action taken The College to sue the Keeper of the Marshalsea over R.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned