Lives of the fellows

Malcolm William Miller

b.18 January 1911 d.2 September 1981
MB BS Adelaide(1932) MRCP(1935) MRACP(1961)FRCP(1966)

Malcolm Miller was born in Adelaide, Australia, the son of Henry William Adair Miller, a life assurance officer, and his wife Eliza Warden, daughter of a farmer. He was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide, where he graduated in 1932 with the Everard scholarship and prize in medicine.

After a short period as resident medical officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, he came to England in 1934 and spent a year as medical officer at the Netherne Mental Hospital, Coulsdon, Surrey. It was during this time that he took the membership examination of the College. He returned to Australia in 1936 and became honorary clinical assistant in medicine at the Royal Adelaide. He served this hospital until 1957, being appointed honorary assistant physician in 1951 and physician in 1957. When the new teaching hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, was opened he was appointed the first senior honorary physician. Apart from his clinical work, he was chairman of the physicians committee, a member of the advisory committee of the University of Adelaide, and a member of the postgraduate committee in medicine.

During the second world war he served as a part-time officer in the Army, with the rank of captain, having been found medically unfit for full-time service.

Miller married Elizabeth, daughter of Major Henry Trotter, in 1937, and they had two daughters. His hobbies included all forms of sport and an abiding interest in motor racing.

Sir Gordon Wolstenholme
Valérie Luniewska

(Volume VII, page 398)

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