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William Ernest Miles

Born  1869
Died  1947

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English surgeon, born January 15, 1869, Uppingham, Rutland; died 1947.

Biography of William Ernest Miles

William Ernest Miles received his education at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and College in London. He became a surgeon at the Cancer Hospital in London, at Gordon Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum and the Royal Hospital in Richmond, as well as consulting surgeon at West Harts Hospital. In 1923 he was Lettsomian lecturer at the Medical Society, London. Miles particularly concerned himself with the surgery of the malignant diseases and affections of the colon.

he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1894, Honorary Fellow of A. College of Surgeons 1930. He became professor emeritus.


  • Diseases of the anus and rectum.
    With David Henry Goodsall (1843-1906). 2 parts. London, 1900 and 1905.
  • Cancer of the rectum. London, 1926.
  • A. I. Holleb:
    William Ernest Miles (1869-1947). CA : A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, New York, November/December 1971, 21 (6): 360.
  • H. Ellis:
    William Ernest Miles. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 1986, 12, 85.

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