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2278

A dozen men from the Physician's College in London, who are called together to evaluate the petition Elizabeth Jackson presents the College on November 13, 1602. The old woman, Elizabeth Jackson, petitions the College, specifically against Dr. Mounford, Dr. Herring, and Dr. Bradwell, who accused her of being involved in the bewitchment of Mary Glover, a young girl suffering from mysterious fits. These men consider the case, asking the doctors to come forward and explain themselves. Dr. Mounford was away, but the other two doctors explain how they were persuaded by Mary Glover's symptoms, and the voice that says 'hang her, hang her' that comes through her nostrils. Many of the fellows favour Elizabeth Jackson, "maintaining that Mary Glover was not bewitched by afflicted with some natural disease." These men are described as "men of great learning," including the most eminent members of the College.(xv)

Appears in:
McDonald, Michael. Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case. London: 1990, xv

Anonymous 462 (Plural) Physician
2299

A man from London, who was admitted to the College of Physicians in 1594, despite lacking his MD. Dr. Bradwell was noted for his "courageous service," during an epidemic of the plague. He gained "considerable influence and intellectual ability." The son-in-law of the distinguished physician, John Banister, Dr. Bradwell nevertheless found himself often at odds with the College, as well as his notorious "insolence, alleged ignorance, and unseemly advertising." Dr. Bradwell published numerous religious and scientific works, including "Mary Glover's Late Woeful Case" (1603). Involved in the Mary Glover case quite early on, Dr. Bradwell was one among many physicians that "perpetuated a division," as to the cause of Mary Glover's symptoms. Mary Glover was a young girl suffering from mysterious fits, allegedly caused by the curses of the old woman, Elizabeth Jackson. Dr. Bradwell believed that Mary Glover suffered from supernatural causes, and was brought to petition by Elizabeth Jackson on November 13, 1602, in front of many fellows of the College of Physicians. These allegations were brought up against Dr. Mounford, and Dr. Herring as well. Dr. Bradwell explained the symptoms of Mary Glover to the fellows, and "stressed that whenever Jackson came into her presence, she said, 'hang her, hang her' through her nostrils." Many of the fellows believed that Jackson was innocent. After Jackson was nonetheless condemned for witchcraft at her trial, Dr. Bradwell wrote his text "Mary Glover's Late Woeful Case," largely in response to the text a physician with an opposing view (that Mary Glover's sickness was natural) wrote: Dr. Edward Jorden's "A Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother." Dr. Bradwell's account of Mary Glover's sickness is the longest and most complete, but also one of the most biased. He follows his account of the proceedings around Mary Glover and Elizabeth Jackson's trial with a rebuking of Dr. Jorden, attacking his fellow physician on many grounds, including Dr. Jorden's "fearfull scholarship" and lack of ability to account for all of Mary Glover's symptoms. Dr. Bradwell himself attempts to diagnose the girl, concluding that contagion, and natural disease could not be responsible for Mary Glover's sickness, including the suffocation of the mother, and rather that the Devil was tormenting the young girl. (xvi)

Appears in:
McDonald, Michael. Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case. London: 1990, xvi

Stephen Bradwell Dr. Stephen Bradwell Physician
2299

A man from London, who was admitted to the College of Physicians in 1594, despite lacking his MD. Dr. Bradwell was noted for his "courageous service," during an epidemic of the plague. He gained "considerable influence and intellectual ability." The son-in-law of the distinguished physician, John Banister, Dr. Bradwell nevertheless found himself often at odds with the College, as well as his notorious "insolence, alleged ignorance, and unseemly advertising." Dr. Bradwell published numerous religious and scientific works, including "Mary Glover's Late Woeful Case" (1603). Involved in the Mary Glover case quite early on, Dr. Bradwell was one among many physicians that "perpetuated a division," as to the cause of Mary Glover's symptoms. Mary Glover was a young girl suffering from mysterious fits, allegedly caused by the curses of the old woman, Elizabeth Jackson. Dr. Bradwell believed that Mary Glover suffered from supernatural causes, and was brought to petition by Elizabeth Jackson on November 13, 1602, in front of many fellows of the College of Physicians. These allegations were brought up against Dr. Mounford, and Dr. Herring as well. Dr. Bradwell explained the symptoms of Mary Glover to the fellows, and "stressed that whenever Jackson came into her presence, she said, 'hang her, hang her' through her nostrils." Many of the fellows believed that Jackson was innocent. After Jackson was nonetheless condemned for witchcraft at her trial, Dr. Bradwell wrote his text "Mary Glover's Late Woeful Case," largely in response to the text a physician with an opposing view (that Mary Glover's sickness was natural) wrote: Dr. Edward Jorden's "A Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother." Dr. Bradwell's account of Mary Glover's sickness is the longest and most complete, but also one of the most biased. He follows his account of the proceedings around Mary Glover and Elizabeth Jackson's trial with a rebuking of Dr. Jorden, attacking his fellow physician on many grounds, including Dr. Jorden's "fearfull scholarship" and lack of ability to account for all of Mary Glover's symptoms. Dr. Bradwell himself attempts to diagnose the girl, concluding that contagion, and natural disease could not be responsible for Mary Glover's sickness, including the suffocation of the mother, and rather that the Devil was tormenting the young girl. (xvi)

Appears in:
McDonald, Michael. Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case. London: 1990, xvi

Stephen Bradwell Dr. Stephen Bradwell Witness