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Evening World Herald: Omaha, Nebraska: Tuesday, December 29, 1964

Attack Fatal to Dr. Adams
On Medical College's Staff Since 1936

Dr. Payson AdamsDr. Payson Adams, professor of neurology at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a staff member there since 1936, died of a heart attack at his home early Tuesday.  He was 58 and lived at 6545 Prairie Avenue.

Dr. Adams graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1930.  He was on the staff of the Methodist, Clarkson and Immanuel Hospitals and was a past chief of staff at Methodist.

He was a past president of the Omaha Midwest Clinical Society and received a special recognition award from Methodist Hospital in 1964.

Dr. Adams was a member of the National Board of Neurology, Douglas County Medical Society and board of Fontenelle Forest Society.  He was a trustee at the Dundee Presbyterian Church and a past commodore of the Iowa-Nebraska Sailing Association.

Survivors are his widow, Melba; daughter, Mrs. Lynne Curtis, Northbrook, Ill.; sons, Payson Adams, Jr., and Thomas Burke Adams, both of Omaha; brothers, E. S. Adams, Omaha, and Dr. Blair Adams, Albuquerque, N. M.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dundee Presbyterian Church with Burket Mortuary in charge.  The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Methodist Hospital Building Fund or a favorite charity.