Looking Back at Making Headway

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week.  In 2016 seven people with a brain injury came together to research the history of brain injury. They had been helped by Headway Cambridgeshire and through the project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the group liaised with historians, searched archives and interviewed people in the community, to …

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The Historical England Archive

The Historical England Archive have recently put online the recently rediscovered collection of more than 4,000 medical images from the Topical Press Agency Medical Collection. The images document health care from 1938 to 1943, and detail wartime hospital staff, patients, procedures and practices. Many of the images are quirky, surprising and emotive, revealing an extraordinary …

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50 years of Liver Transplant operations

For nearly 10 years after the first liver transplant at Addenbrooke’s in 1968, Denver and Cambridge were the only two centres with regular programs of clinical liver transplantation; today in the UK alone there are seven. Patient care for recipients of a liver transplant has developed into a multi-disciplinary team approach including: hepatologists, liver transplant …

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The first successful Liver Transplant operation at Addenbrooke’s

On 2 May 1968, Professor of Surgery, Sir Roy Calne, performed the first successful liver transplant in Europe at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was a 46-year-old woman with hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary form of liver cancer; the donor was a child with viral meningitis. When the details of the donor and recipient were discussed amongst …

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50th anniversary of the first successful European liver transplant

Today in 1968 the first successful European liver transplant was carried out at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, on Trumpington Street, Cambridge, and to mark this groundbreaking event we have created a new display in the Hospital Museum. On 2 May 1968, Professor of Surgery, Sir Roy Calne, performed the first successful liver transplant in Europe at Addenbrooke’s …

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