(Pictured on the left at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, MA with Ms. Shriver, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and Dr. Malcom J. Farrell. Adams was the Shriver Center's first director. Source: Boston Globe 1970 file photo.)
Here's what some physicians have said about Dr. Adams' impact:
"A brain cutting was elevated to an art form in his presence and his ability to force us to think was an elegant legacy which he has left to all who studied with him."
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr, Adams was "a pre-eminent neurologist and prominent neuropathologist as well, one of the greatest and last of the giants of both neurology and neuropathology back when they were hardly separate specialties."
Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD
"Dr. Adams contributed greatly to the establishment of the E.K. Shriver Center in Waltham MA and he was instrumental in the education and training of many of us who were blessed to benefit from his knowledge of neurology and the understanding of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities."