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Dr William Elias Adams
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Birth: May 1, 1902
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1973
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Dr. William E. Adams, 71, died Nov. 25 at University of Iowa hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born May 1, 1902 at Nichols, Iowa, son of Frank and Allie Mills Adams.

He graduated from State University of Iowa college of medicine in 1926, where he remained for two years as surgical intern and instructor in anatomy.

In July 1928, he became a member of the faculty of University of Chicago medical school, where he served for over 40 years, retiring from the chairmanship of the surgery department as Raymond Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Adams then joined the staff of American college of surgeons, where he served as assistant director for six years until his retirement Sept. 1st of this year.
A general and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Adams became internationally known for his part in two historic cancer operations.

He was the recipient of many high honors, including honorary or guest professorships in numerous universities around the world. He was an active member of many professional organizations.

He was also a member of Fourth Presbyterian church, Chapter and Commandery, and Medina Shrine temple, all at Chicago.

Dr. Adams is survived by his wife, Dr. Huberta Livingston of Hopkinton, one daughter, Diane Morgan of Chicago and a sister, Mrs. Donald Mosher of Ontario, California.

Funeral services were held November 28 at First Presbyterian church, Hopkinton, with interment in the Hopkinton cemetery.

Muscatine Journal 1973 
Family links: 
  Frank Albert Adams (1879 - 1920)
  Allie W. Mills Adams (1882 - 1912)
  Huberta M Livingstone Adams (1905 - 1980)*
  William Elias Adams (1902 - 1973)
  Earl Franklin Adams (1905 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopkinton Cemetery
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Oct 08, 2009
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Dr William Elias Adams
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Dr William Elias Adams
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Rest in Peace.
- Genie Lady
 Added: Oct. 8, 2009

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