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Biographical entry Milward, Frederic Victor (1870 - 1910)

MRCS Feb 27th 1895; FRCS May 31st 1900; LRCP Feb 27th 1895; BA Cantab 1891; MB BCh 1895.

31 March 1910
General surgeon


Born at Redditch, the second son of Colonel Victor Milward, MP for the Stratford Division of Warwickshire, and member of a firm of needle manufacturers. He studied at Cambridge, where he graduated BA from Clare College in 1891 after being placed in the 1st Class of the Natural Science Tripos, and at St Thomas's Hospital, where he was Clinical Assistant in the Ear and Skin Department, and Demonstrator of Practical Surgery. Afterwards he was House Surgeon at the Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich, then Resident Surgical Officer at the General Hospital, Birmingham. In 1903 he was appointed Casualty Surgeon, and in 1908 Assistant Surgeon, having in the meantime acted as Surgical Registrar and Surgical Tutor. Further he was Surgeon to Out-patients at the Children's Hospital from 1904-1908, and Surgeon to the Royal Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital.

He was early a promoter of the Territorial Force in the Royal Army Medical Corps, was Captain on the Staff of the 1st Southern General Hospital, and Secretary of the Red Cross Society in Birmingham. Down to the time of his death he was busily engaged with plans for the organization of Voluntary Aid Detachments and the teaching of ambulance work. His foresight and labours were to be amply justified a few years later. He also read a number of practical and interesting papers at the Birmingham Medical Societies, concentrating his attention especially upon diseases of the rectum.

He practised at 91 Cornwall Street, and lived at 13 Rotton Park Road, Birmingham, where he died of pneumonia supervening on influenza after a few days' illness on March 31st, 1910. He had married in 1907 Norah, daughter of R B Tilley, Edgbaston, who survived him, with a daughter.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1910, i, 1105. Brit Med Jour, 1910, i, 910].

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