n South African Medical Journal - In memoriam : Edward Barry Adams (2 January 1918 - 18 November 2010) : forum

Volume 101, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Barry Adams, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, Durban, was a highly esteemed clinician and teacher. He is best remembered for instilling in his students an enduring recognition that acquisition of skills in eliciting and interpreting signs and symptoms was fundamental to good clinical practice. He began his postgraduate training at Oxford University, where the subject of his interest was aplastic anaemia. He was Foundation Professor of Medicine at the University of Natal from 1954 to 1978.

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