WATSON, Thomas

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

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Name Thomas WATSON
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1599-1603. ??Governor of Highgate Leper Hosp 1590)
Period of medical practice 1590-1610
Other notes Accused 1600. Fined & imprisoned.

Censorial hearings

8 Feb 1600
Entry Samuel Peke complained of W, surgeon, who had undertaken his cure 'ex Compacto, pro ulcusculo, ut P dicit in Guttore ex ossiculo piscis in oesophagum illapso: sed ut W affirmat, pro Morbo gallico.' W said he had given P a certain purgatory potion for a week, but only on the advice of Dr Bredwell. B said he didn't remember any surgeon coming to him for advice in the last 5 months.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken W found guilty of bad & illicit practice. Fined 40s & imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 40s. and imprisoned
Number of crimes 1