Adams, Alfred O., Dr.
Dr. Alfred O. Adams was born in Paola, Kansas, January 10, 1897. He joined the Kansas National Guard during WWI, and later served in England. He received his MD in 1924 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Shortly after the organization of the Shriner's Hospital in Spokane, Dr. Adams arrived to become Chief Surgeon (January 1930). Dr. Adams started the first post-operative recovery room used in Spokane. Previously, patients were returned directly to their rooms from surgery. He also claimed credit for the use of patient ID bands. In 1933, he was instrumental in the founding of the Medical Service Corporation. In 1952, he was elected to the Washington State Legislature and served for twelve years, his primary areas of interest remained medically related. He was active in civic organizations in Spokane, Goodwill, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and was honored by Mayor Ron Bair on the occasion of his 83rd birthday by an official "Dr. Al Adams Appreciation Day."
From the description of Papers, 1923-1980. (Eastern Washington State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 43027271
- Spokane (Wash.) (as recorded)
- Washington (State)--Spokane (as recorded)