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James Adams

Born 1818
Died 1899

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Scottish gynaecologist and surgeon, born 1818, Edinburgh; died 1899.

Biography of James Adams

James Adams, the son of a physician, obtained his doctorate at Aberdeen in 1849. He practiced gynecology in Glasgow. He introduced the operation for retroflexio (retroversio) uteri at the same time as the English surgeon William Alexander (1844-1919).

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