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Health Physicist William J. Bair, Ph.D.

Biochemist Waldo E. Cohn, Ph.D.

Dr. Patricia Wallace Durbin, Ph.D.

Merril Eisenbud

Dr. Nadine Foreman, M.D.

Radiologist Hymer L. Friedell, M.D., Ph.D.

Health Physicist Carl C. Gamertsfelder, Ph.D.

Dr. John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiation Biologist Marvin Goldman, Ph.D.

Julie Langham Grilly

John W. Healy

Hematologist Karl F. Hubner, M.D.

Oral History of Radiologist Henry I. Kohn, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Physicist Katherine L. Lathrop and Physician Paul V. Harper

Pathologist Clarence Lushbaugh, M.D.

Health Physicist Constantine J. Maletskos, Ph.D.

Radiologist Earl R. Miller, M.D.

Health Physicist Karl Z. Morgan, Ph.D.

Biochemist William D. Moss

Physiologist Nello Pace, Ph.D.

Cell Biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D.

Radiobiologist Chet Richmond, Ph.D.

Physician James S. Robertson, M.D., Ph.D.

Biophysicist Robert E. Rowland, Ph.D.

Biophysicist Cornelius A. Tobias, Ph.D.

Biochemist John Randolph Totter, Ph.D.

Oncologist Helen Vodopick, M.D.

Dr. George Voelz, M.D.

Donner Lab Administrator Baird G. Whaley



Oral History of Radiologist Earl R. Miller, M.D.

Conducted August 9 and 17, 1994

United States Department of Energy
Office of Human Radiation Experiments
June 1995


Short Biography

Part I (August 9, 1994)

Wartime Work on Radiation Exposure
Remembrances of Joseph Hamilton
Neutron Therapy Research
Relations Between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco
Working for the Manhattan Project and UC Medical Center
Process for Obtaining Radioactive Isotopes
Human Applications Committee and Informed Consent
Textbox: About Consent Forms (April 11, 1995)
Work With Soley to Diagnose and Treat Thyroid Disease With Iodine-131
Patient Consent; Contradicting Perceptions
Wartime Plutonium Injections
Hamilton's Research on Effects of Cyclotron-Produced Radioisotopes
Textbox: Dr. Joe Hamilton (April 21, 1995)
Research With Patients From Laguna Honda Home
Radioactive Iodine Uptake in Schizophrenia Patients
Recalling Dr. Joseph Hamilton
Invention of a Baby Holder (1951)
Technique to Produce Infinite Laminograms
Introduction of Stereoscopy to X-ray Film Making
Postwar Preference for Unclassified Research
Zirconium and Plutonium Injections
Research With Healthy Volunteers
Tracing the Records of Patient Consent
A Career in Research
Professional Contribution
Textbox: Recollections of Research Activities (April 11, 1995)
Remembrances of Personalities
Tension Between John Lawrence and Stone
Textbox: Robert Spencer Stone, M.D., L.L.D. (March 10, 1967)

Part II (August 17, 1994)

Use of Tomography to Diagnose Tuberculosis Patients
Textbox: History of Radiology, University of California at San Francisco, as Seen by Earl R. Miller, M.D. in the Mid 1980's
Working in the Radiological Research Laboratory
Investigating How Radiologists See Images
Establishment of the UCSF Radiation Laboratory
Remembrances of University Presidents Sproul and Kerr
Early Career
Work Through the AMA to Improve Radiology Training
Rise of Radiology Specialization
Study of Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Disease
Physiologic Studies


Brief History, Earl R. Miller, MD
E.R. Miller's Residency and Career at UC
Recollections of an Old Crock (March 16, 1978)
Activities of Earl R. Miller as Indicated by Published Material (April 22, 1995)
Chronological Bibliography