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Adamson, Edward William

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 1, page(s) 12-14
Arizona Medical Board record: Edward W. Adamson MD; license number: 265; licensed date: 07/06/1905; medical school: UNIV OF MI MED SCH, Ann Arbor, Michigan; graduation date: 06/01/1904
See also: Hayostek, Cindy. Douglas' First Physicians. Haystack Publications, Douglas, Arizona, 2011, pages 3-5.
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 325.
See also: McClintock, James H. Arizona, Prehistoric, Aboriginal, Pioneer, Modern; the Nation's Youngest Commonwealth within a Land of Ancient Culture. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916 (aka Arizona, the Youngest State), volume 3 (Biographical), pages 205-206.
Sloan, Richard E. History of Arizona. Phoenix, Record Pub. Co., 1930, volume 4 (Arizona biography), pages 74, 75 [portrait], 77.

From Orville Harry Brown, M.D. collections, v. 1, pp. 12-14 [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: born September 23, 1879 in Cass City, Michigan; died 1925, Douglas, Arizona. Graduated from medical school at the Universityof Michigan in 1904. Worked one year as an interne at Calumet & Hecla Hospital (of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co.) In 1905 moved to Douglas, Arizona to take charge of the dispensary (aka Calumet Hospital) at the Calumet & Arizona Mining Co. during the temporary absence of Dr. [Fred Thompson] Wright (q.v.). Next began private practice in Douglas. After Dr. Wright’s retirement became chief of the Calumet dispensary. In 1910 the Cochise County Hospital moved from Tombstone to Douglas. In December 1910 Dr. Adamson was appointed Medical Superintendent of the hospital and served until May 1912. In 1912 he was appointed as an acting assistant surgeon in the U.S. Public Health Service, his main duty being to examine aliens entering at the Douglas port of entry. Received his Arizona medical license (#265) on July 6, 1905 at the age of 30. During WWI enlisted in 1918 as a captain in the Medical Corps; honorably discharged with the rank of major.

See 62nd congress, 3rd session. House of Representatives. Document no. 1168. Claims Growing Out of Insurrection in Mexico… Published by s.n, 1912., p. 524 [p. 535 in PDF]: Dr. Adamson was 35 in 1912, graduated the University of Michigan medical school and, testifying in November, 1912, said he had eight years experience (in Arizona? elsewhere?) as a physician and surgeon at that time.

J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1908; LI: 934: List of new members of the American Medical Association for the month of August, 1908: ARIZONA. Adamson, E. W., Douglas.
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1918; 70: 1773: ORDERS TO OFFICERS OF MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS. Arizona. To Lake Charles, La., S. C. A. School, for duty, Capt. EDWARD W. ADAMSON, Douglas.
J Am Med Assoc, Oct 1926; 87: 1308: Dr. Wright Resigns. -- After a continuous service of twenty-four years as surgeon at the smelter of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company at Douglas, Dr. Frederick T. Wright resigned, September 30, and will retire from practice. Dr. Wright came to Douglas in 1902 from Michigan, and for the first ten years did the medical work at the smelter alone ; Dr. Carl H. Lund, who, since 1912, has been his associate, is also leaving the hospital to engage in private practice. The Calumet Hospital will hereafter be operated as a part of the milling organization. Dr. Edward W. Adamson, who will assume the management, will be assisted by Dr. Hugh M. Helm, formerly of Nacazario, Mexico.
J Am Med Assoc, Apr 1954; 154: 1432: The Arizona Medical Association will hold its annual meeting at the San Marcos Hotel in Chandler, April 25-28. ... On this occasion the 1954 members of the Fifty Year Club (Drs. Edward W. Adamson, Douglas; Morris D. Cohen, Tucson; and Emile C. Houle, Nogales) will be honored.
JAMA, Oct 1968; 206: 659: Adamson, Edward William, Douglas, Ariz; University of Michigan, 1904; died July 14, aged 88, of coronary artery thrombosis.