Alfred Washington Adson
- Adson's manoeuvre
- Adson-Coffey syndrome
- Adson-Graefe forceps
- Beckman-Adson retractor
- Haven's syndrome
- Tay-Sachs disease
Biography of Alfred Washington Adson
Alfred Washington Adson Adson attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1912. Working at the Mayo clinic he became a pioneer of neurosurgery. He was one of the first to use sympathectomy for the treatment of hypertension, and cervical sympathectomy for Raynaud’s syndrome.
- I. S. Ravdin, A. W. Adson, editors:
Surgery. Philadelphia, 1935.
- Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.