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BMJ. 2007 November 17; 335(7628): 1051.
PMCID: PMC2078616

Colin George Miller

After graduation Colin Miller held various posts in the hospital of the University of the West Indies before obtaining a Rockefeller grant to study at Birmingham Children's Hospital. On his return to Jamaica he was appointed lecturer in paediatrics at the University of the West Indies, becoming senior lecturer in 1968. During this time he developed a special expertise in cardiology and spent some months in the cardiology department of Toronto Children's Hospital. He was appointed professor of paediatrics in the University of the West Indies in 1972.

In 1976 Colin relocated with his family to the United Kingdom and was appointed consultant paediatrician at Warrington General Hospital and part time clinical lecturer in child health at the University of Liverpool. He retired in 1993 and died from progressive supranuclear palsy in July 2007.

Throughout his life until the onset of his final illness Colin was distinguished by enormous energy and enthusiasm at work and at play. He loved teaching, and his students loved to be taught by him. He continued to play tennis, cricket, and bridge with considerable flair well into his 60s. He was also a committed Christian and member of his local (Anglican) church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons; and eight grandchildren.


Former consultant paediatrician Warrington General Hospital (b 1931, q University of the West Indies, 1957; DCH, FRCP, FRCPEd, FRCPCH), died from progressive supranuclear palsy on 26 July 2007.

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