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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Joining UOMS; Letting the Public In; Dental School Moves to the Hill; Baird’s Vision; Building a Faculty; Breakthroughs; Administration; Becoming a University; President Bluemle; Pickering V. Baird; Media Relations; Dean Dillehunt; The Penguins; Medical Experimentation; Dr. Albert Starr; Dr. Stanley Jacobs and DMSO; Psychiatry and Medical Psychology; Internal and External Communications; Women at UOMS; Index


In the interview Joseph J. Adams talks about his experience in the U.S. Navy during World War II and his education afterward. This is followed by a discussion about his years in administration at the University of Oregon Medical School during the 1950s-1970s. Adams was born in Spokane, Washington in 1925. He graduated from Gonzaga University in 1949 and began a career in higher education administration. He began working for the University of Oregon Medical School in 1951, holding several administrative positions before becoming Vice President of Planning and Resource Development under President Lewis Bluemle.


Transcript of oral history interview with Joseph J. Adams, conducted by Joan Ash on July 13, 1998.


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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