Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Adams, Andrew Leith

ADAMS, ANDREW LEITH (d. 1882), zoologist, became an army surgeon in 1848, and surgeon-major in 1861. He reported on the Maltese cholera epidemic in 1865, and, having retired from the army in 1873, was appointed professor of zoology in the College of Science, Dublin, and in 1878 became professor of natural history in Queen's College, Cork. His principal works are: ‘Wanderings of a Naturalist in India,’ ‘The Western Himalayas and Cashmere’ (1867), ‘Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta’ (1870), ‘Field and Forest Rambles, with Notes and Observations on the Natural History of Eastern Canada’ (1873), and his ‘Monograph on the British Fossil Elephants’ (1877). He was elected F.G.S. in 1870, and F.R.S. in 1872.

[Nature, xxvi. 377.]

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