Inspiring people in Neurosciences: Prof. Raymond Adams

Saturday 5th June 2021 13:00 to 14:30


WFN-IAN Webinar Series

Prof. Allan Ropper talks about Prof. Raymond Adams

Raymond Delacy Adams (February 13, 1911 – October 18, 2008) was an American neurologist and neuropathologist. He was Bullard Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School and chief of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Along with Maurice Victor, Adams was the author of Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1955. He helped found the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation.

In 1949, together with Joseph Michael Foley he described negative myoclonus and in 1953 they coined the term asterixis. In 1963 the Australian neurologist James Waldo Lance described together with him the posthypoxic myoclonus later called Lance-Adams syndrome.

Adams, in collaboration with Dr. C. Miller Fisher, made contributions to the field of cerebrovascular disease, the syndrome of "transient global amnesia", and in 1965 he published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine describing the syndrome of "normal pressure hydrocephalus". Adams also first described central pontine myelinolysis.



Time of the program

Please note Universal Time Coordinated is 5 hours and 30 minutes behind of India Standard Time

6.30 to 8.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
1.00 to 2.30 PM UTC – coordinated universal time / British Time/ GMT
2.00 to 3.30 PM Central European Time
8.00 to 9.30 AM Eastern Standard Time