Queenie Muriel Francis Adams MRCS, LRCP, MFHom (7 May 1902 – 19 August 1999) taught general medicine at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and at the London Missionary School of Medicine

Adams also practiced at 35 Harley Street, London W1.

Adams was a colleague of Marjorie Grace Blackie, Alva Benjamin, Philip Norman Cutner, Ronald W Davey, Donald MacDonald Foubister, Sergei William Kadleigh, Kathleen Priestman, William Eldon Tucker, Llewelyn Ralph Twentyman, Sir John Weir, Charles Edwin Wheeler and many others.

Queenie Muriel Francis Adams was born in Hastings, Sussex, in May 1902. She was a devout Christian and at 18 years of age volunteered with the Children’s Special Service Mission. She subsequently enrolled at Redcliffe College missionary training centre.

In 1931 Adams worked as a missionary in Egypt with the Church Mission to the Jews and later taught at the English Mission College in Cairo.

While in Egypt Adams was introduced to homeopathy and took the full one-year course at the London Missionary School of Medicine as part of the 1935-6 cohort. This was the beginning of a relationship with the school that Adams would maintain until the end of her life.

In 1946 Adams qualified from the Royal Free Hospital and joined the staff at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital where she also lectured in nervous diseases. In 1948 she briefly returned to Egypt to work for the government in response to the cholera outbreak of the previous year.

She was influenced by the work of Dr Margaret Tyler, who taught her skills in manipulative procedures long before osteopathy became a widely accepted form of treatment.

From the early 1950s Adams lectured at the Missionary School of Medicine and remained associated with the school for the rest of her professional career.

In 1973, she published Neither Male Nor Female: A Study of the Scriptures.

Adams also established a successful private practice in Harley Street that later expanded to Reading, Hastings, Wimborne, and Bournemouth, all offering affordable medical care. In 1965 Adams relocated to Cornwall where she continued to work as a physician until shortly before her death.


Select Publications:

Neither Male Nor Female: A Study of the Scriptures (Ilfracombe: Stockwell, 1973).

Adams obituary is in the British Homeopathic Journal Volume 89, Issue 2, April 2000, Page 101