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Photograph of James A Adams


Photograph of James A Adams.

James Adams graduated from the University of Glasgow MB, CM in 1878 and gained his MD in 1881. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1878. He worked within the anatomy department at the University of Glasgow alongside Professor John Cleland, as well as working as Surgeon to Out-Patients at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He also worked as a general practitioner during this time in the West-End of Glasgow. In 1892 he was appointed as Surgeon to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Adams performed research into the anatomical relations between cerebral absesses and aural diseases. This research in part led to Macewen's pioneering work in using the mastoid antrum to access cerebral accesses. During the First World War Adams worked alongside William Macewen at the Princess Louise Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers.

Adams was president of the College from 1911 to 1913.


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Photograph of James A Adams


Photograph of James A Adams



“Photograph of James A Adams,” Heritage, accessed June 12, 2024,