THE news of Vice-Chancellor Adami's death came as a great shock to his personal friends, and no man had more: for so great was his passion for pleasant intercourse, and his enjoyment of human fellowship, that he sought and made firm friendships where other men would have only multiplied acquaintances. To meet him was a pleasure which he always actively developed, striking sparks from stones, and even finding entertainment in dullards. Doubtless it was partly this side of his character which found satisfaction in the very onerous post of vice-chancellor in the midst of this busily employed provincial city: a post which he filled with distinction, and with a grace which few could imitate. Not very different was that other interest which could leave no medical problem untouched, and carried him, enthusiastically always, through the wide-spread fields of knowledge in the subject of which he was a master, ever curious to meet new developments and always with the firm hand which grasped what others were satisfied with merely touching.


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MACDONALD, J. [Obituaries]. Nature 118, 453–454 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/118453b0

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