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Biographical entry Miller, Ian Douglas (Douglas) (1900 - 1996)

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Born
20 July 1900
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
3 January 1996
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Neurosurgeon

Summary

Ian Miller was one of Australia's pioneer neurosurgeons. For nearly 50 years he had a central role in St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, as Neurosurgeon, Dean of the Clinical School for more than 30years, and in retirement as Chairman of the Advisory Board. The neurosurgical unit at St Vincent's has been named the Douglas Miller Department of Neurosurgery. His efforts to engage his neurosurgical colleagues in a professional organisation resulted in the formation in 1940 of the Society of Australasian Neurological Surgeons. Miller was active in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, being President 1957 - 1959, Chairman of the Editorial Committee for the College's journal for 16 years, and Honorary Archivist for eight years. Between 1956 and 1960 Miller made a number of visits to Southeast Asia under the Colombo Plan to give demonstrations in neurological surgery. In 1964 he played a key role on foundation of Asian-Australasian Neurosurgical Association.

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1920 - 1963
Career position - Dean, Clinical School, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1924
Education - MB, University of Sydney
1925
Career position - Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Sydney
1925 - 1928
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1927
Education - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, London
1928 - 1930
Career position - Honorary Assistant Surgeon, St Vincent's Hospital , Sydney
1928 - 1933
Career position - Tutor in surgery, Clinical School, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1930
Education - Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1930 - 1947
Career position - Member, New South Wales State Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1933 -
Career position - Surgical consultant, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Sydney
1934 - 1945
Career position - Lecturer in Surgical Anatomy, University of Sydney
1936 - 1939
Career position - Consultant, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales
1940
Career position - Founding Member, Society of Australasian Neurological Surgeons
1940 - 1944
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Forces
1941 - 1960
Career position - Examiner in Surgery, University of Sydney
1947 - 1959
Career position - Council, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1947 - 1965
Career position - Consultant, Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales
1948 - 1961
Career position - Honorary Neurosurgeon, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1954 - 1967
Career position - Member, Advisory Board, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1957 - 1959
Career position - President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1957 - 1960
Career position - Lecturer in Neurosurgery, University of Sydney
1958 - 1973
Career position - Chairman of the Editorial Committee, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
1960
Career position - Visiting Professor, University of Singapore
1961
Life event - Retired from hospital appointments
1961
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt)
1967 - 1973
Career position - Chairman, Advisory Board, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1973
Career position - Honorary Archivist, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1973 - 1980
Career position - Honorary Archivist, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1976
Life event - Retired from private practice

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Published resources

Books

  • Miller, Douglas, Earlier days: a story of St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1969, 84 pp. Details
  • Miller, Douglas, A surgeon's story, John Ferguson, Sydney, 1985, 216 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Miller, Douglas (ed.), The development of surgery in an Australian Hospital, 1857 - 1975: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, P.G. Medical Books, Singapore, 1977, 132 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Curtis, J. Bryant, Miller, Douglas and Simpson, Donald, 'The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia: the first forty years', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 50, no. 4, 1980, pp. 434-7. Details
  • Henderson, Keith and Miller, Douglas, 'Francis Patrick Morgan', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 151, 1989, p. 482. Details
  • Loewenthal, John, Kenny, P. J. and Seng, Yeoh Ghim, 'Douglas Miller [Introduction to special issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 44, no. 3, 1974, pp. 211-4. Details

See also

  • Simpson, D. A., Jamieson, K. G. and Morson, S. M., 'The foundations of neurosurgery in Australian and New Zealand', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 44, no. 3, 1974, pp. 215-27. Details

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