Author Biographical Info

Dr. Robert Warwick Miller was born on September 29, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York(1). Miller was the eldest of two sons. Inspired by his parents’ passion for medicine as well as his uncle’s successful hospital, Miller had always wanted to become a physician. ]

At the end of his training in radiation medicine, Miller was drafted into the army and assigned as a Captain to the Atomic Energy Project at the University of Rochester(9). While he was there, Miller “expressed his concern over the frequent use of fluoroscopy for examining young children, which led to a heated interdepartmental conference that resulted in more conservative radiological procedures, especially for children”(10). After noticing this, Miller became particularly interested in how radiation affects children,

After graduating with his doctorate, Miller took the position as the Chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1961, where he remained for much of the rest of his career(24).

As the Chief of the Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Miller devoted himself to studying two different things: the link between cancer and congenital anomalies, and pediatric cancer epidemiology. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-101.

Publication Date

2021

Keywords

Radiation, Genetic disorders, Epidemiology, ABCC Collections, Cancer, Pediatrics, Hiroshima (Japan), Atomic Energy Commission, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Robert W. Miller, correspondence, reviews (documents), pamphlets, letters (correspondence), photographs, business records, reports, articles, memorandums

Abstract

The Robert W. Miller, MD, papers, MS 101, includes materials from 1953 through 1998 related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). Miller was the chief pediatric physician on the team that conducted the research and observations in Hiroshima. This collection encompasses this period of time in Dr. Miller's career, as well as scholarly work relating to the results of the ABCC's research. Dr. Miller donated his collection of personal and business correspondence, journal articles, book reviews, business reports, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and a book to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between 1994 and 1998. See more at MS 101.

Comments

Dr. Miller donated his materials to the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library sporadically throughout the years 1994-1998 as part of an initiative to collect the personal papers of individuals who had participated in the work of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

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