MA Camb 1888 MD 1892 MB 1889; FRCS Eng 1919; FRCP Lond 1913; LL D Toronto 1912; ScD Dub 1912; LL D honoris causa 1923 Manch.
Adami was born in Sale on the 12 January 1862. He was educated in Old Trafford before commencing a medical course at Cambridge University, which he completed at Manchester. He was house physician at MRI from 1887 to 1888. In 1891 Adami applied for a professorship of pathology at Owens College; a post that went to Sheridan Delépine. In 1892 Adami became professor of pathology, at McGill University, Montreal. He returned to England in 1919 to become vice-chancellor of Liverpool University. Adami was a leader in the academic study of pathology and received an OBE for his work. He died in Liverpool 29 Aug 1926.