William S. Adams (1919- ) served in the medical corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1945-46), and also as a consultant to the
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. He worked as a physician at the Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles, 1949-1950
while teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He eventually became vice-chairman of the
Department of Medicine, 1967. The collection consists of photographs, slide collection, negatives and Shirabe report relating
to the results of the atomic explosion in Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945.
Adams was born on May 28, 1919 in Sodus, New York; was a fellow at the University of Rochester, 1941-42, receiving his Ph.D
in 1943; intern, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, 1944; assistant medical resident, 1944-45, resident fellow, 1946-47,
and instructor, 1947-48, University of Rochester; served in the medical corps of the United States Naval Reserve, 1945-46,
and as a consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; resident, 1948-49, administration section chief, assistant resident
and physician full grade, 1949-50, Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles; assistant clinical professor, 1948-49,
assistant professor, 1949-52, associate professor, and in 1952, professor of the University of California, Los Angeles School
of Medicine; vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1967.
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