David Rutherford Adams

Biography of David Rutherford Adams

David Rutherford Adams was born in 1897 in Kilmacolm, to John and Mary Adams.

David gained a scholarship to study Medicine at St Mungo's College, and graduated from the University of Glasgow MB 1910 and MD 1914.

After qualifying, Dr Adams established a practice in Kilmarnock.

He was recruited by the Royal Army Medical Corps and sent to Serbia in 1917, which was experiencing an outbreak of typhus. Fever medicine was one of his specialisms.

In 1918 he was relocated to Egypt but was repatriated due to rheumatic fever and weak heart.

After his recovery, Dr Adams worked in practice in Torquay and at the local hospital. He wrote several papers on the treatment of fever patients.

In 1914, Adams married Ella Strathie, who he had met while she studied at Glasgow School of Art. They had three daughters and one son.


David Rutherford Adams
Born 26 March 1887.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MB, 1910; MD, 1914;
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2) R1/2/3
Record last updated: 17th Dec 2020

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