1975 by the Adams family
Adams Building courtyard
Professor William Edgar Adams (1908–1973) was a distinguished University of Otago student, graduating MB ChB in 1935.
In 1944 he became Professor of Anatomy and was appointed Dean of the Medical School in 1968.
He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Zoologists (India) in 1955, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1959 and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1962.
He died in office on 18 May 1973.