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November 1926-30 September 2016                                                                  Milton was born 1926, Auckland. He was baptised by his grandfather, a Methodist minister, with holy water brought back from the River Jordan.     At the age of five, Milt was run over by a car and woke up in a hospital with a very badly broken leg and head. He spent nearly 10 years in and out of hospital for various operations.  He lived in Mt Albert, Auckland and attended Mt Albert Grammar School where he became Head Prefect. He attended the University of Otago Medical School from 1944-1951 and then Auckland University in 1951.  He specialised in obstetrics and delivered over 5,000 babies in Northland before retiring. He was also an anaesthetist at the Whangarei Base Hospital. He set up his medical practice with Drs Walters, Brown and Bindon in Hunt Street, Whangarei.  Milt was the chairman of the NZMA's Disciplinary Committee Northland Division; he trained ambulance officers, and was made an Officer of the Order of St John and also received the Queens Service Medal.  Milt was a keen sportsman all his life, having rowed for Mt Albert Grammar and represented the school at swimming, cricket, athletics and shooting. He was awarded six Otago University Blues and five New Zealand University Blues in rowing.  In 1948 Milt was told he was to stroke the NZ eight to the 1948 London Olympics, but the crew never met as air travel was too expensive and the voyage took five weeks by sea.  Among his many sporting interests and accomplishments, Milt was a member of the the Northland Vikings rugby club, Vice President of the Westend Rowing Club (Auckland), and life member of the Whangarei Rowing Club, of which he was president for 32 years, and coached until 1962.  He was also a pianist and a keen card player of bridge and poker. Milt retired from medicine in 1983. He was married 64 years to Kath and loved her dearly.

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Prue Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; John Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Bruce Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Janet Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei.

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November 1926-30 September 2016                                                                  Milton was born 1926, Auckland. He was baptised by his grandfather, a Methodist minister, with holy water brought back from the River Jordan.     At the age of five, Milt was run over by a car and woke up in a hospital with a very badly broken leg and head. He spent nearly 10 years in and out of hospital for various operations.  He lived in Mt Albert, Auckland and attended Mt Albert Grammar School where he became Head Prefect. He attended the University of Otago Medical School from 1944-1951 and then Auckland University in 1951.  He specialised in obstetrics and delivered over 5,000 babies in Northland before retiring. He was also an anaesthetist at the Whangarei Base Hospital. He set up his medical practice with Drs Walters, Brown and Bindon in Hunt Street, Whangarei.  Milt was the chairman of the NZMA's Disciplinary Committee Northland Division; he trained ambulance officers, and was made an Officer of the Order of St John and also received the Queens Service Medal.  Milt was a keen sportsman all his life, having rowed for Mt Albert Grammar and represented the school at swimming, cricket, athletics and shooting. He was awarded six Otago University Blues and five New Zealand University Blues in rowing.  In 1948 Milt was told he was to stroke the NZ eight to the 1948 London Olympics, but the crew never met as air travel was too expensive and the voyage took five weeks by sea.  Among his many sporting interests and accomplishments, Milt was a member of the the Northland Vikings rugby club, Vice President of the Westend Rowing Club (Auckland), and life member of the Whangarei Rowing Club, of which he was president for 32 years, and coached until 1962.  He was also a pianist and a keen card player of bridge and poker. Milt retired from medicine in 1983. He was married 64 years to Kath and loved her dearly.

Summary

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Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Prue Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; John Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Bruce Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Janet Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei.

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

For the PDF of this article,
contact nzmj@nzma.org.nz

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November 1926-30 September 2016                                                                  Milton was born 1926, Auckland. He was baptised by his grandfather, a Methodist minister, with holy water brought back from the River Jordan.     At the age of five, Milt was run over by a car and woke up in a hospital with a very badly broken leg and head. He spent nearly 10 years in and out of hospital for various operations.  He lived in Mt Albert, Auckland and attended Mt Albert Grammar School where he became Head Prefect. He attended the University of Otago Medical School from 1944-1951 and then Auckland University in 1951.  He specialised in obstetrics and delivered over 5,000 babies in Northland before retiring. He was also an anaesthetist at the Whangarei Base Hospital. He set up his medical practice with Drs Walters, Brown and Bindon in Hunt Street, Whangarei.  Milt was the chairman of the NZMA's Disciplinary Committee Northland Division; he trained ambulance officers, and was made an Officer of the Order of St John and also received the Queens Service Medal.  Milt was a keen sportsman all his life, having rowed for Mt Albert Grammar and represented the school at swimming, cricket, athletics and shooting. He was awarded six Otago University Blues and five New Zealand University Blues in rowing.  In 1948 Milt was told he was to stroke the NZ eight to the 1948 London Olympics, but the crew never met as air travel was too expensive and the voyage took five weeks by sea.  Among his many sporting interests and accomplishments, Milt was a member of the the Northland Vikings rugby club, Vice President of the Westend Rowing Club (Auckland), and life member of the Whangarei Rowing Club, of which he was president for 32 years, and coached until 1962.  He was also a pianist and a keen card player of bridge and poker. Milt retired from medicine in 1983. He was married 64 years to Kath and loved her dearly.

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Prue Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; John Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Bruce Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei; Janet Walters-Gleeson, Whangarei.

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

Contact diana@nzma.org.nz
for the PDF of this article

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