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64 Maids’ Causeway, Grafton House

History of 64 Maids' Causeway


Frederick Edward Apthorpe Webb, surgeon to Infectious Diseases Hospital.

The ‘Find A Grave’ website notes the following:

After studying at Downing College , Cambridge to become a surgeon, Frederick spent time at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P.- 1894). He practised in Maid’s Causeway, Cambridge and spent time as a Medical Officer in the Cambridge fever hospital. He served in the Great War, 1914-19 as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was mentioned twice in dispatches.He was also awarded an O.B.E. He died on August 17th 1934, aged 65, at Cambridge and was buried on 20th August 1934.

‘Catholics in Cambridge’ ed.N Rogers p123 states: Dr Apthorpe-Webb (a parishioner [of the Catholic Church]) served as registrar of the hospital (Major F E Apthorpe-Webb RAMC) and was responsible for setting up the Bath Ward, a pioneering medical development in the use of baths for the relief of severely wounded patients.


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