WINCHE, 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 WINCHE
Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical (Tailor)
Period of medical practice 1626-1637
Other notes Accused 1627. Cures by nail parings! ?=814?

Censorial hearings

16 March 1627
Entry W, a tailor, was accused of one year's practice. He said he gave no medicine, but cured ague by 'reading in a booke' and taking nail parings which he used to the 'help and good' of his patients. Buck, a scullion of the Lord Mayor, whom he cured for 1s. by nail parings, accused W. 'It is granted to be charming but whether it be physicke yt is doubted and they will take counsell upon it.'
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken College to take counsel as to whether this is medicine or magic.
Verdict not proven
Number of crimes 1