Nineteenth Century research at Addenbrooke’s

Sir George Murray Humphry was one of the giants of Cambridge medicine in the nineteenth century and surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for 52 years.  He was elected surgeon in 1842 and he immediately began to use the hospital with the deliberate design of making a school of Medicine in Cambridge.  Although the hospital was small …

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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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