Brief History of Addenbrooke’s Hospital and its connection with the University Clinical School

Dr John Addenbrooke left in his will of 1720 about £4,500 to build and fit up a building for a hospital in Cambridge.  The hospital erected on Trumpington Street; was one of the first voluntary hospitals for the poor.  It opened on 13th October 1766 with just 20 beds in two wards.  To attend the …

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A snapshot of the Women of Cambridge

Next Tuesday marks 100 years since women first got the vote on the 6th of February 1918. Cam Vote 100 has organised a project  to capture a 24 hour snapshot in the lives of The Women of Cambridge.  They are creating a photographic archive starting at midnight on Tuesday 6 February 2018, taking snaps of ourselves and the women …

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Hospitals before Addenbrooke’s

Before the 18th century, medical treatment was for most people a matter of traditional folk remedies supplied by popular healers (for example, wise or cunning women), although a number of professional surgeons existed from at least the 16th century and some charitable hospitals had been established in the Middle Ages. There was widespread acceptance of …

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