Rules and Orders of the Public Hospital in the Town of Cambridge: Founded by Dr John Addenbrooke

When the hospital opened the Governors produced a set of 'Rules and orders for the well running of the Infirmary'.  You can find a copy of the one 1778 here, it makes interesting reading. From page 10 you will see the rules for the admission and discharge of patients, which starts by saying that patients will be …

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Pharmacy

This is one of my favourite images from the Archives collection at Addenbrooke's Hospital AHPH1/2/87 Pharmacy at Old Addenbrooke's probably taken in the early 1920s. Showing an apprentice in a protective apron using a tincture press, with a mortar and pestle in the foreground. The Pharmacy staff at Addenbrooke's today have started a Twitter account @CUH_Pharmacy  …

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The Eleanor Cripps Diabetes and Endocrine Centre

Just over 20 years ago in April 1999 Lord Butterfield opened the new diabetes and endocrine Centre at Addenbrooke's. The new centre was called the The Eleanor Cripps Diabetes and Endocrine Centre as a tribute to Eleanor Cripps who died of kidney failure after having longstanding diabetes.  The new centre was made possible by the …

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