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Muriel Francis Adams 1926 - 2000

April 05, 2009

Muriel Francis Adams 1926? - 2000 taught general medicine at The Missionary School of Medicine at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.

Muriel Adams also practiced at 35 Harley Street, London W1.

Muriel Adams was a colleague of Marjorie Grace Blackie, Alva Benjamin, Philip Norman Cutner, Ronald W Davey, Donald MacDonald Foubister, Sergei William Kadleigh, Kathleen Priestman, William Eldon Tucker, Llewelyn Ralph Twentyman, John Weir, Charles Edwin Wheeler and many others.

The Missionary School of Medicine at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital teaching staff included doctors experienced in tropical medicine and other specialities.

The Annual Reports list the teaching staff, many of whom are recognised for their contributions to the development of homeopathy. Donald MacDonald Foubister lectured on Children’s Diseases, as did Kathleen Priestman (who was President of the MSM between 1981 and 1991); Alva Benjamin taught on skin diseases, Charles Edwin Wheeler, John MacKillop and Muriel Adams on general medicine; William Eldon Tucker and Philip Norman Cutner on surgery and H Dodd, who was the vascular surgeon and later became President of MSM in 1952.

N E Gillham taught dentistry and J N LeRossignol chiropody. Three doctors on the teaching staff were later appointed Royal physicians: John Weir, Marjorie Grace Blackie and Ronald W Davey. Ralph Twentyman remains the doyen of them all, surviving to tell the tale of the lectures often given in the Hospital Board Room, which were much enjoyed by everyone.

Muriel Adams Obituary is in the British Homeopathic Journal Volume 89, Issue 2, April 2000, Page 101

Of interest:

The Missionary School of Homeopathy (founded 1903) changed its name to Medical Services Ministries in 1992.

Fredrick W Adams, Pharmacist advising Dudley Wootten Everitt at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, and his wife Margaret Adams died in the Staines plane crash in 1972.