Dr Edith Joan Millar

Personal Details

Dr Edith Joan Millar MBBS FFARCS DA

27/03/1910 to 21/07/1978

Place of birth: Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

Nationality: British

Maiden name: Thomson (married in 1937)

CRN: 715387

Education and qualifications

General education

School unknown; Durham University Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBS, Durham, 1932

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1936

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Early appointments were all in Newcastle-upon-Tyne: house surgeon, Fleming memorial Hospital for Sick Children; resident anaesthetist, Royal Victoria Infirmary; and house physician, General Hospital. She then became anaesthetist at the latter hospital, adding duties to the thoracic department during WW2. After the war she moved to Shotley Bridge Hospital where the Regional Chest Surgery Centre was based, and where she became senior anaesthetist, also being visiting anaesthetist at the RVI in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and retiring circa 1975.

Professional interests and activities

Published a number of papers on anaesthesia for thoracic surgery.

Other biographical information

Married William Duncan Millar, a GP in Newcastle, and they one had son, William.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Death notice. Anaesthesia 1978; 33: 861 | Medical Directory | Durham & Newcastle Universities more information would be welcome.