John Milton Adams (1905- ) was a professor of pediatrics at UCLA (1950-72) specializing in immunology, multiple sclerosis
(MS), and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The collection consists of Adams's professional correspondence, publications,
and research files.
Adams was born on June 7, 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; BS, Princeton, 1929; MD, Columbia, 1933; Ph.D, University of Minnesota,
1943; taught at University of Minnesota from 1939-50; professor of pediatrics at UCLA, 1950-72; specialist in immunology,
multiple sclerosis, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA, 1950-64; director of
American Board of Pediatrics from 1960-66; author of over 100 scholarly articles.
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