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Terence Millin

1903 - 1980

Expert in retropubic prostatectomy & TURP

Terence Millin (1903 - 1980) was born in County Down, Ireland in 1903. He studied at St. Andrew's and Trinity College in Dublin and spent some time at the Middlesex Hospital and at Guy's Hospital in London.


Millin was senior house surgeon at the General Hospital in Northampton and assistant surgeon at Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital in Dublin. He then went to London and specialised in genitourinary surgery.

Millin became an expert and proponent of transurethral resection of the prostate but, in 1945, published his paper in The Lancet that introduced the retropubic approach to prostatectomy. This differed from the usual transvesical approach popularised by Sir Peter Freyer.

Terence Millin served as President of BAUS (from 1953 - 55), was awarded the St Peter's Medal, held honorary fellowships of the American and the Royal Australasian Colleges of Surgeons, was the first honorary member of the Irish Society of Urology and was an honorary member of the Urological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He died of cancer of the larynx in 1980.

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