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Francis Adams (1796 – 26 February 1861) was a Scottish medical doctor and translator of Greek medical works.

Adams had a practice in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, from 1819 to 1861. Because there were no English translations of the medical tracts of the Greek, Roman, and Arabian doctors, Adams undertook many translations himself, which were widely published.



  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.
  • Adam, A (1997). "Dr Francis Adams of Banchory (1796-1861). "Doctissimus medicorum Britannorum"". Scottish Medical Journal. 42 (2): 53–4. doi:10.1177/003693309704200209. PMID 9507583.

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