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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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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