John Addenbrooke

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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.[1] He was later a fellow and bursar there, and bequeathed a collection of rare medical books to the college library.


  1. ^ "Addenbrooke, John (ADNK697J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.