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

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Name John SMITH
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. Servant to Dr Atkins & to Mr Goodrus. ?BSC)
Period of medical practice 1604-1625
Place of birth Scot
Address Turnmill Street 1614. Clerkenwell 1615. ?St Martins in the Field 1617
Other notes Accused 1614. Confessed, was warned & fined. Accused 1615. Several JSs in BSC.

Known London address

Turnmill Street
Date 1614
Date 1615
St Martin in the Fields (?)
Date 1617

Censorial hearings

7 Oct 1614
Entry Andrew White of Holborn complained that S, a Scottish surgeon of Turnbull/Turnmill Street, gave Peter Simms, tailor, 'being pretely well', ointments and drinks, and that Simms was now 'extremely ill, spitt horribly, grieved in all parts, undonne, and lamed'.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
4 Nov 1614
Entry S, a servant of Dr Atkins AND of Mr Goodrus, confessed that he had treated Simms (Scot) with pulvis sanctus and eurpetus mineral. The worsening was due to the patient's own mistake. S had accepted a fee from Goodrus.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Warned. To pay Beadle 6s. 8d.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned. To pay Beadle 6s. 8d.
Number of crimes 1
10 Nov 1615
Entry S, a barber and a surgeon of Clerkenwell, was charged by Dr Ridley with treating one Atkins. He admitted giving astringent pills for gonorrhea only. Atkins said S had given antimony and this had caused Atkins pain.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1