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[Addenbrooke's Hospital] Cambridge

[Addenbrooke's Hospital] Cambridge

Artist: Gardner Senr., Richard

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 47f

Length: 27.7

Width: 45.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

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.

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