Frederick Kit Adams Sr., a Baltimore physician for nearly half-century, died Tuesday at the Meridian Multi-Medical Nursing Home in Towson after a lengthy illness. He was 88.
Services for Dr. Adams were being held today at St. James Episcopal Church, 829 N. Arlington Ave.
Born in Hearne, Texas, Dr. Adams graduated from Howard University in Washington and then attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
Following medical school, he came to Baltimore's old Provident Hospital for his internship. He then opened a private general practice in Sparrows Point. Five years later, he moved his office to Caroline Street in East Baltimore, where he remained for the next 42 years, until his retirement in 1980.
Dr. Adams, who lived in Morgan Park before moving to the nursing home in 1988, was a past president of the Monumental Medical Society in Baltimore.
He was one of the first black physicians to admit patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His wife, the former Mary Richards of Charleston, S.C., died in 1987.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Adams Ramos of Washington; a son, Dr. Frederick Kit Adams Jr. of Silver Spring; and two grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial donations to Meharry Medical College.