Adolphe Abrahams

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Sir Adolphe Abrahams OBE FRCP (6 February 1883 to 11 December 1967) was a British medical doctor, educated at Bedford Modern School, at Bedford School, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[1][2][3][4] He is considered the founder of British sports science. He was the elder brother of the athletes Harold Abrahams CBE and Sir Sidney Abrahams KC, and was knighted in 1939.

Sir Adolphe Abrahams was the medical officer in charge of the British Olympic teams from 1912 until 1948. He also was president of the British Association of Sports and Medicine and fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.[5]


  1. ^ [1] Royal College of Physicians-Lives of the fellows
  2. ^ "The Harpur Trust 1552-1973", by Joyce Godber 1973
  3. ^ "Beford Modern School of the Black And Red", by Andrew Underwood 1981
  4. ^ Who's Who
  5. ^ Sir Adolphe Abrahams, Prominent British Jewish Physician, Dead at 84 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency