Abraham Manie Adelstein
After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand and doing military service, Adelstein worked as a Health Officer (research and medical statistics) at South African Railways, 1947–61. He spent 1951–53 studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He returned to South African Railways as the Director of Research and Medical Statistics.
Moving to England in 1961, he became
- Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, 1961–67,
- medical statistician at the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys in 1967
- Chief Medical Statistician in 1975 (among his staff was John Fox, who later held this post).
- Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine after retiring in 1981, until 1984.
David Adelstein, one of his sons, was an active student politician at L.S.E. during the 1960s; he was President of LSE Students' Union during the famous protests in 1967. Both father and son were active politically on the left-wing and in anti-Apartheid politics.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1977
- Donald Reid Medal, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1979
- Bisset Hawkins Medal, Royal College of Physicians, 1983
- Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine