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Biographical entry Mills, Eleanor Mary (1911 - 2003)

MB ChB Manchester 1936; MRCS LRCP 1937; FRCS 1940; MRCOG 1942; FRCOG 1958.

28 August 1911
Royton, Lancashire
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


Eleanor Mary Mills was a consultant gynaecologist at North Manchester General Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospital, Manchester. She was born in Royton, Lancashire, the only child of Joseph Mills, a cotton mill manager and director, and Ada Eleanor Mills née Wood, the daughter of an engineer. She was educated at Miss Rees' School in Royton, Oldham Grammar and Queen Ethelburga's School in Harrogate. She then went on to study medicine at Manchester University. She qualified MB ChB in 1936 and gained her conjoint diploma in 1937.

She was a house surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and to St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. She then became a resident surgical officer at Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute. She was an assistant resident obstetric officer at Withington Hospital, Manchester, and subsequently a surgical chief assistant at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She was then appointed as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Crumpsall Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospital, and later became a consultant at North Manchester General Hospital.

She was a member and then fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and served as an examiner for the membership examinations.

Outside medicine, she enjoyed gardening.

In 1937 she married and became Mrs Heslop, although she used her maiden name in her profession. She had no children. She died in 2003.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England