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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. James A. Miller

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.


Dr. James A. Miller, no. 6129

Dr. James A. Miller, no. 6129

James Albert Miller, Jr., Ph.D., D.Sc ( 1908 - 1994)

Chairman, Department of Anatomy, 1960 - 1972

Dr. James A. Miller is noted as a medical pioneer by demonstrating that hypothermia protects from death and brain damage during asphyxia and drowning.  He collaborated at Tulane with Dr. Faith Stone Miller, his wife, on hypothermia and neonatal tolerance to asphysia, studies which stand as hallmarks in the literature.

In addition, Dr. Miller served as president of the Southern Society of Anatomists and organized the Cooperative Summer Teaching Program for students interested in anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy. 

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