Aileen Adams

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Aileen Adams
Born (1923-09-05) September 5, 1923 (age 95)
Nationality United Kingdom
Education University of Sheffield
Occupation Consultant anaesthetist

Dr Aileen Kirkpatrick Adams CBE, FRCS, FRCA (born 5 September 1923) is a retired British consultant anaesthetist.

Early life

Aileen Adams was born on 5 September 1923. She graduated from the University of Sheffield.


Adams worked as a junior anaesthetist at Addenbrooke's Hospital from 1946 to 1951); as a senior registrar in Bristol from 1952 to 1955; a fellow in anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1955 to 1957; as a locum consultant in Oxford from 1958 to 1959); as a senior lecturer at Lagos University Medical School from 1963 to 1964), and was appointed a consultant anaesthetist back at Addenbrooke' from 1960 to 1984.[1][2]

She was also an associate lecturer at Cambridge University from 1967 1o 1984.[1]

She was dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons (later the Royal College of Anaesthetists) from 1985 to 1988.[1][3]

History of medicine

She served as president of the History of Anaesthesia Society from 1990 to 1992, of the History of Medicine Society of the Royal Society of Medicine from 1994 to 1995; and of the British Society for the History of Medicine from 2003 to 2005.[1]


She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA).[1]

Her interview with Dr Max Blythe, recorded in 1996, is held in Oxford Brookes' Medical Sciences Video Archive catalogue number MSVA142–3.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Lois Reynolds; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2011), History of British Intensive Care, c. 1950-c. 2000, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-902238-75-6Wikidata Q29581786
  2. ^ The West African Medical Journal, Volume 13. University College, Ibadan, Nigeria. (University of Chicago). 1964. p. 114.
  3. ^ "Past Deans and Presidents". Royal College of Anaesthetists. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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