Dr John Addenbrooke
(1680-1719)

Died aged c. 39

John Addenbrooke (1680 – 7 June 1719) was an English medical doctor who left more than £4,500 in his will for the founding of a hospital for the poor. Addenbrooke's Hospital, which has expanded significantly since its beginnings, is now a major teaching hospital in Cambridge, England. Addenbrooke studied at Catharine Hall, now St Catharine's College, a part of the University of Cambridge. He was later a fellow and bursar there, and bequeathed a collection of rare medical books to the college library.

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Dr John Addenbrooke 1680-1719 Fellow of St Catherine's College by his will created 'a small, physical hospital in the town of Cambridge for poor people' one of the first voluntary hospitals in England. Addenbrooke's opened in Trumpington Street in 1766 and expanded on this site in the nineteen seventies as a major national teaching hospital

Judge Business School, Old Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom where he donated