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Edgar Douglas Adrian
St Chad’s, 48 Grange Road
History of St Chad's
Red Cross Hospital
Edgar Douglas Adrian, b 1889, university professor 1932 Nobel Prize winner
Hester A, b 1899, (WVS)
Richard, b 1927
Juliet E Spinney, b 1914, private secretary
Elizabeth Wheal, b 1894, cook
Lily Sargent, b 1905, parlourmaid
Ronald J F Tye, b 1930
After completing a medical degree in 1915, Edgar Adrian did clinical work at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London during World War I, treating soldiers with nerve damage and nervous disorders such as shell shock. Adrian returned to Cambridge as a lecturer and in 1925 began research on the human sensory organs by electrical methods.
In 1981 the site was development by St Catherine’s College.