Dr Milne grew up in Edinburgh and graduated MB, ChB in 1944. He later became a principal in a General Practice based in Ormiston, East Lothian (1946 - 1666). Milne undertook extensive research in geriatric medicine and was appointed Research Fellow at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh in 1967. As a result of his numerous published articles, Milne was awarded a DSc. degree in 1982. He latterly took up the post of consultant in Geriatric Medicine in East Lothian. Following his retirement he continued researching methods of extra domiciliary care in place of hospital admission.

Milne was made a Fellow of the College in 1979. He developed a keen interest in literature throughout his years of research and acquired copies of some early editions which are now within the College collections.


  • Date of interview: June 2005
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/29
  • Interviewer: Morrice McCrae


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