Dr Henry Adam was a multilingual pharmacologist, researcher and lecturer who acted as editor of the British Journal of Pharmacology from 1960 to 1967. After graduating from the Edinburgh Medical School in 1929 Adam became involved in research and clinical medicine in the Western General Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, participating in the early days of blood transfusions with Sir Charles Illingworth. In 1945, Adam joined the army as a Medical Officer and was latterly posted at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where he gained intelligence about German research into biological warfare and typhus vaccines.


  • Date of interview: November 2000
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/1
  • Interviewer: Martin Eastwood


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