The Finsbury Dispensary, more fully the Finsbury Dispensary for Administering Advice and Medicines to the Poor, was a charitable dispensary giving medical treatment to poor people in Finsbury, on the edge of the City of London. It was founded in 1780 by a Quaker, one George Friend. It operated from various premises during its existence in the 19th century, notably, between 1819 and 1838 it occupied a large, well-appointed house in St. John's Street, where it was sometimes called the New Finsbury Dispensary.
A number of well-known surgeons and physicians worked at the Finsbury Dispensary. These include;
- John Andree (appointed 1781)
- William Charles Wells (appointed 1790)
- Charles Aldis
- Golding Bird (appointed 1836)
- James Paget (appointed 1841)
- Charles West (appointed 1841)
- Plan of the Finsbury Dispensary for Administering Advice and Medicines to the Poor. 1788. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
- Samuel J. Rogal, John Wesley's London: a guidebook, p.104, Edwin Mellen Press, 1988 ISBN 0-88946-823-0
- Samuel Lewis, A topographical dictionary of England, S. Lewis & Co., London, 1840.
- Roger M Ridley-Smith, "The Finsbury Dispensary", New Zealand Medical Journal, vol.119, no.1233, 5 May 2006, archived 15 April 2016.