George F. Adams, M.D.

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.




While engaged in the general practice of medicine, Dr. George F. Adams largely specializes in the treatment of mental and nervous diseases and is frequently called upon for expert medical testimony in legal cases. He was born at Theresa, Jefferson County, New York, in 1863, a son of Elias and Cornelia (Hall) Adams, both of whom were natives of Jefferson county. The father, whose birth occurred in the town of Antwerp, was a representative of an old and well established New England family which was founded in America in 1633 by ancestors who came from England and settled in Massachusetts.

George F. Adams attended the State Normal School at Potsdam, New York, and in preparation for a professional career he entered the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, from which he was graduated with the class of 1888. He afterward located for practice in Pulaski New York, where he remained for seven years, and subsequently he became chief of staff of the State Hospital at Westboro Massachusetts, where he remained for three years. On the expiration of that period he became connected with the State Hospital for the Insane at Gowanda, New York, giving his services for the benefit of that institution for six years. Later he spent eleven years at the Pennoyer Sanitarium of Kenosha, having come to this city in 1904, and on the 1st of February, 1915 he opened a private office and now engages in general practice but specializes in mental and nervous diseases, to which branch of practice he has long devoted his attention. He has made a close study of this field of practice, and his ability along this line is pronounced. He is in touch with the most modern methods of treating mental and nervous diseases and has utilized the most recent scientific discoveries in caring for those thus afflicted. He also does medico-legal expert work, often being called upon for testimony. In 1891 Dr. Adams was married to Miss Beulah Muzzy, a daughter of Lawson and Alma (Witt) Muzzy, of New York, and they have two children, Dorothy and Lawson. Dr. Adams belongs to the Masonic fraternity, in which he has attained the Knights Templar degree, and he is also connected with the Elks. His wife is a graduate of Rutgers Female College of New Jersey, class of 1890, and is an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Both are members of the Episcopal church. Dr. Adams also belongs to the Press Club of Chicago, the Business Men's Association of Kenosha, and to the Country Club, the Wisconsin Golf Association, and the Automobile Club. In politics he is largely independent. He does not feel that he is bound by party ties and votes according to the dictates of his judgment. He was a delegate to the first progressive convention which was held in Milwaukee and he believes that advancement and progress should characterize political thought and activity, as it does other branches of life. In a word, he is a very active and energetic man, accomplishing what he undertakes and seeking at all times to institute improvement not only in his own practice, but in the public welfare of the community, for he recognizes the duties and obligations as well as the privileges of citizenship.

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