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Irish surgeon, born 1791, Dublin; died January 13 or 16, 1875, Dublin.


  • Cases of Diseases of the Heart, Accompanied with Pathological Observations. 1827. This work includes a number of significant findings. Adams reported the relationship of pericardiaal adhesion to muscular hypertrophy (the presence of dense fibrous tissue between the pericardian and the heart) the overgrowth of a muscle, due to enlargement of individual cells); and associated the heading of tissue in the coronary vessels with angina.
  • A Treatise on Rheumatic Gout, or Chronic Rheumatic Arthritis, of All the Joints.
    London, J. Churchill, 1857. His most important textbook.
  • Illustrations of the Effects of Rheumatic Gout. London, 1857.

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