[Addenbrooke's Hospital] Cambridge
Artist: Gardner Senr., Richard
View of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge which was one of the earliest voluntary hospitals outside of London. A Professorship of Physic had been established here by Henry VIII and by the 18th century the study of medicine was established at Addenbrooke. The idea of a hospital was established by a fellow of St Catharine's Hall who left a £4,500 bequest 'to hire and fit up, purchase or erect a small, physical hospital in the town of Cambridge for poor people'. It opened in 1766 in Trumpington Street and had 20 beds and 11 patients.