Raymond Delacy Adams

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Raymond Delacy Adams (February 13, 1911 – October 18, 2008) [1] was an American neurologist. He was Bullard Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School and chief of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. [2] Along with Maurice Victor, Adams was the author of Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology.

Born near Portland, Oregon, Adams was the son of William Henry Adams and Eva Mabel Morriss.[2] He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Psychology. He received his M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1936.[3] Adams became chief of neurology at Massachusetts General in 1951 retiring in 1977. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1955.[4] He helped found the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation. Adams died in Boston of congestive heart failure aged 97. [5]


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  2. ^ a b "Raymond Delacy Adams". Memorial Minutes. Harvard Medical School Office for Faculty Affairs. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Stump, Elizabeth (November 6, 2008). "Leader of Modern Neurology Raymond D. Adams, MD, Dies at 97". Neurology Today 8 (21): 3–4. doi:10.1097/01.NT.0000342280.52429.85. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Marquard, Bryan (October 26, 2008). "Dr. Raymond D. Adams, 97; Mass. General neurology chief coauthored textbook". The Boston Globe. Retrieved May 19, 2011.