Lives of the fellows

Colin George Miller

b.8 April 1931 d. 26 July 2007
MB BS Lond(1956) DCH(1961) MRCP(1962) MRCP Edin(1962) FRCP Edin(1974) FRCP(1974) FRCPCH

Colin George Miller was a consultant paediatrician at Warrington General Hospital. He was born in Port Maria, Jamaica, the son of Percival Rowe Miller, a banker, and Ella Eunice Miller née Silvera, the daughter of an engineer. He was educated by a private tutor and then attended Munro College in Jamaica. He went on to study medicine at the University of the West Indies and qualified in 1956 with an MB BS London University degree.

He was a house surgeon, a house physician and then a senior house officer at University College Hospital of the West Indies from 1957 to 1958. In 1959 he became an assistant lecturer in social and preventative medicine at the University of the West Indies. In 1961 he went to the UK, where he was a registrar to Douglas Hubble [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VII, p.280] at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

He returned to Jamaica in 1962, where he was appointed as a lecturer in paediatrics at the University of the West Indies, becoming a senior lecturer in 1968, and a professor in 1972. From 1964 he was a consultant paediatrician at the University Hospital of the West Indies. In 1965 and 1967 he spent some months as an honorary fellow in cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

In 1976 he relocated to the UK, where he was appointed as a consultant paediatrician at Warrington General Hospital and a part-time lecturer in child health at Liverpool University. He retired in 1993.

He played tennis, cricket and bridge. He was a committed Christian and a member of his local church.

He married Helen Joy Magnus, the daughter of a planter and livestock breeder, in 1959 and they had three sons and eight grandchildren. Colin George Miller died from progressive supranuclear palsy, and was survived by his family.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2007 335 1051]

(Volume XII, page web)

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