John Buckley Bradbury

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John Buckley Bradbury in 1899

John Buckley Bradbury FRSE FRCP (27 February 1841 – 4 June 1930) was a medical doctor and Downing Professor of Medicine. The chair was discontinued on his death in 1930.


He was born in Saddleworth in Yorkshire the eldest son of John Bradbury a merchant and manufacturer.[1]

He was educated at King's College, London and then Caius College, Cambridge University. From 1866 to 1876 he was a lecturer in Comparative Anatomy at Downing College in Cambridge.[2]

He served as a physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge from 1869 to 1919.

He became the Bradshaw Lecturer in 1895 and the Croonian Lecturer in 1899. He was an expert on sleep disorders and vertigo.[3]

During the First World War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps at the Eastern General Hospital.[4]

He died on 4 June 1930 after a week's illness.

He is buried in the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, with his second wife Jane Gwatkin. They had one son and two daughters.


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