Obituaries

Edward Barry Adams

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1023 (Published 14 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1023
  1. Oscar Jolobe,
  2. Y K Seedat

Edward Barry Adams (“Barry”), emeritus professor of medicine at the Nelson R Mandela Medical School of the University of Natal, Durban, was a highly esteemed clinician and teacher 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. The subject of his interest at Oxford was aplastic anaemia.

Although his declared interest was haematology, characterised by seminal publications on iron deficiency, megaloblastic anaemia, and protein deficiency, he was equally at home exercising his …

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