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Donald W. Miller, Jr.   

For 40 years, from 1974-2014, I performed and taught cardiac surgery at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, the Seattle VA Medical Center, and the University of Washington School of Medicine. As an emeritus professor of surgery there (now retired) I research and write articles on the fallacies that afflict modern medicine and the importance of natural and nutritional medicine for maintaining good health. I also study and write about a variety of other things--the Civil War; the U.S. economy; Austrian economics; the JFK assassination; climate change; water fluoridation; the Beat generation; and, in my book Heart in Hand (available online here), reflections on the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, the films of Woody Allen, and my life as a heart surgeon.

 

My Most Recent Articles (on LewRockwell.com)

On Compassion (October 6, 2014) Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

World War Redux: The Fourth Turning Fourth Time Around (September 16, 2014) Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

Fallacies in Modern Medicine: HIV/AIDS (May 15, 2014)  Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money (April 11, 2014) Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

Reflections on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 Years Later (November, 16, 2013)  Copyright © 2013 by LewRockwell.com 

Wagner's Ring on the Lust for Power (September 2, 2013)  Copyright © 2013 by LewRockwell.com 

 

Articles, Videos, and Podcasts addressing:

The U.S. Economy

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money (April 11, 2014) Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

The Austrian Cure for Economic Illness  (June 2, 2009)  Copyright © 2009 by LewRockwell.com 

A Fourteen Point Plan for a Post-Wilsonian America (September 28, 2001) Copyright © 2001 by LewRockwell.com

The JFK Assassination

Reflections on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 Years Later (November, 16, 2013)  Copyright © 2013 by LewRockwell.com 

YouTube Video of my talk, "Pursuing Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations," given at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Houston, Texas, July 13, 2013 

Why Three Kennedys Were Assassinated: A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show Episode 309 with Don Miller, October 2, 2012

Podcast: Why Three Kennedy Were Assassinated. Episode 309 of the Lew Rockwell Show, September 18,2012

Pursuing Truth on the Kennedy Assassinations (August 21, 2012)  Copyright © 20012 by LewRockwell.com 

 A Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease      

Enjoy Saturated Fats, They're Good for You! (July 19, 2011) Copyright © 2011 by LewRockwell.com  A YouTube video of this talk is available HERE

Podcast: Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Donald Miller Tells Dr. Dean Ornish to Take a Hike      Interview with Jimmy Moore, The Livin La Vida Low-Carb   Show, Episode 414.  (October 27, 2010)      

Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet (May 21, 2010) Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Fluoridation

Fighting Fluoride  (November 8, 2010) Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Fluoride Follies   (July 15, 2005) Copyright © 2005 by LewRockwell.com

Flu Shots

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead  (October 3, 2008) Copyright © 2008 by LewRockwell.com  **One of the Ten Most-Read Articles on LewRockwell.com for 2008.**  See here

Global Warming

        Questioning HIV/AIDS, Human-Caused Global Warming, and other Orthodoxies in the Biomedical Sciences   March 4, 2008)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

Solar and Celestial Causes of Global Warming (March 16, 2007)  Copyright © 2007  by LewRockwell.com. 

Toro! Toro! Michael Crichton (March 16, 2005)  Copyright © 2005  by LewRockwell.com. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D in a New Light  (September 10, 2007)  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com.

The Conflict Between Liberty and Statism

What Kerouac, Kennedy, Lincoln, and Practicing Medicine Have Taught Me About Liberty  (September 3, 2010)  Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com.

Liberty in One Lesson (October 12, 2009)  Copyright © 2009 by LewRockwell.com.

The Philosophical Basis of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism (May 5, 2003) Copyright © 2003 by LewRockwell.com. 

 

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I dedicate this site to my patient George Crosby.  

This photograph shows George Crosby at age 101 working in his garden 6 months after undergoing open heart surgery.  For more about this remarkable person see my book Heart in Hand, accessible here (pages 7, 75-76, 98, 165, 177, 180)

George Crosby (1883-1984)

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This site contains:

Articles on various subjects I have written for LewRockwell.com and medical journals (available online). 

The complete text of my book Heart in Hand  with seven illustrations (not in the published book). 

PowerPoint slides with audio narration or text for talks I have given on:

"Adaptive Innovations in Medicine: Vitamin D, Iodine, and Selenium," presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons in Phoenix, Arizona (September 12, 2008). See  here and here.

  "Iodine in Health and Civil Defense," at  the 24th Annual Meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (August 6, 2006). See here and  here.  

"On Evidence, Medical and Legal," presented to the Seattle Surgical Society  ( May 22, 2006).  See here and here.

"Keeping the Lights On (The Advantages of Nuclear Power)," presented to The Diet (in Seattle, April 13, 2004),  See  here and here.  

My  Curriculum Vitae     Email Address   and  A Brief Biography    

 

Articles, Podcasts and Webinar by subject:

General Health

Enjoy Saturated Fats, They're Good for You! (July 19, 2011) Copyright © 2011 by LewRockwell.com   A YouTube video of this talk is available HERE

Nutritional Supplements for Optimum Health 2.0  (February 1, 2011)  12 pages in pdf. Sites where I have purchased these supplements, in pdf  Copyright © 2011 by LewRockwell.com

Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Donald Miller Tells Dr. Dean Ornish to Take a Hike  Interview with Jimmy Moore, The Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show, Episode 414.  (October 27, 2010)

Keeping Us Sick, Stupid, and Broke  The Lew Rockwell Show, Podcast 169, (October 26, 2010)

Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet (May 21, 2010) Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Adaptive Innovations in Medicine: Vitamin D, Iodine, and Selenium  Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Phoenix, Arizona, September 12, 2008.  The PowerPoint slides I used  for it are here  and the text, here.

The Physiologic Benefits of Weighted Shoes   (March 5, 2003)  Copyright © 2003 by LewRockwell.com.  (I am no longer associated with the company mentioned in this article.)

Vitamin D

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead  (October 3, 2008)  10 pages.  Copyright © 2008 by LewRockwell.com 

**One of the Ten Most-Read Articles on LewRockwell.com for 2008.**  See here

See the CDC;s "Seven Step Recipe" for generating demand for flu shots.

Vitamin D in a New Light  (September 10, 2007)  8 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

Iodine 

Iodine for Radioactive Fallout (March 19, 2011)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2011 by LewRockwell.com.

Extrathyroidal Benefits of Iodine (pdf)  Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 2006;11(4-Winter):106-110.

For a good-tasting source of brown seaweed in liquid form (with added nutrients), click here  (www.limumiracles.com)

Iodine for Health  (August 14, 2006)  9 pages.  Copyright © 2006 by LewRockwell.com.

**One of the Ten Most-Read Articles on LewRockwell.com for 2008.**  See here

For a good-tasting source of brown seaweed in liquid form (with added nutrients), click here  (www.limumiracles.com)

Iodine in Health and Civil Defense.  Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, August 6, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.

The PowerPoint slides for this talk, with an audio narration, are here  (these take awhile to load [66 MB]).  The text I used for this narration, with its 68 references are here  

Selenium

The Moon Goddess' Role in Human Health   (August 27, 2007)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

Vaccines, Mercury, and Autism

Censorship and Show Trials on Vaccines and AIDS (March 3, 2010)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Vaccines: Are They Right for You?  (August 19, 2009) A one-hour webinar on MedicalVoices.org, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny host.

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead  (October 3, 2008)  10 pages.  Copyright © 2008 by LewRockwell.com

See the CDC;s "Seven Step Recipe" for generating demand for flu shots.

A User Friendly Vaccination Schedule (December 10, 2004)  9 pages.  Copyright © 2004 by LewRockwell.com. 

An Important Update to this Vaccination Schedule (November 17, 2005)

Some More Recent Comments on Vaccines (March 10, 2011)

Mercury on the Mind  (September 29, 2004)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2004 by LewRockwell.com. 

Recommended reading:  Evidence of Harm  by David Kirby.

Arm-to-Arm Against Bioterrorism  (September 26, 2002) Copyright © 2002 by LewRockwell.com.     Reader Comments

Recommended reading: Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox by Jonathan Tucker. 

HIV-AIDS

Fallacies in Modern Medicine: HIV/AIDS (May 15, 2014)  Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com 

Censorship and Show Trials on Vaccines and AIDS (March 3, 2010)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Questioning HIV/AIDS, Human-Caused Global Warming, and other Orthodoxies in the Biomedical Sciences   March 4, 2008)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

A Modern-Day Copernicus:  Peter H. Duesberg  (February 23, 2006)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2006 by LewRockwell.com.

Recommended reading:  Science Sold Out: Does HIV Really Cause AIDS? by Rebecca Culshaw, Inventing the AIDS Virus by Peter Duesberg, and Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS by Harvey Bialy.

Finding Truth in Phoenix (July 21, 2003) Copyright © 2003 by LewRockwell.com. 

Cancer

Questioning HIV/AIDS, Human-Caused Global Warming, and other Orthodoxies in the Biomedical Sciences   March 4, 2008)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

A Modern-Day Copernicus:  Peter H. Duesberg  (February 23, 2006)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2006 by LewRockwell.com.

Recommended reading:  Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS by Harvey Bialy.

The Moon Goddess' Role in Human Health   (August 27, 2007)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

Water Fluoridation

Fighting Fluoride  (November 8, 2010) Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com

Fluoride Follies  (July 15, 2005)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2005 by LewRockwell.com.

Recommended reading:  The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson and Health and Nutrition Secrets that can Save Your Life by Russell Blaylock.

Healthy and Harmful Halogens: Iodine and Fluoride.  LewRockwell.com Conference,  Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.  Center for Libertarian Studies.  Foster City, CA.  December 2, 2006.  The PowerPoint slides used for this talk are here and the text for it, here.

Evidence-Based Medicine 

Medicine is Not Science Coauthored with Clifford Miller (no relation): Miller CG and Miller DW. European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare 2014;2(2):144-153.

The Real World Failure of Evidence-Based Medicine   Coauthored with Clifford Miller (no relation): Miller CG and Miller DW.  The International Journal of of Person Centered Medicine 2011;1(2):295-300.

The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation?  (In PDF), Journal of Information Ethics  2007;16(1, Spring 2007):59-69.  The Spring 2007 issue of this journal has six papers on government grants, including this one.

(This article is now also available on LewRockwell.com under the title "The Trouble with Government Grants," in this site's format with hyperlinks to online references and books cited.)

See Bruce Ramsey's  "Government's Funding Framework Breeds Scientific Conformity" published in the Seattle Times March 17, 2008.  He writes opinion pieces and editorials for the Seattle Times and interviewed me about this article and the "Questioning HIV/AIDS..." one.  (I suggested he also talk with Gerald Pollack, UW professor of bioengineering, which he did.)  See also his follow up article "A Scientist Writes About Innovation and the Grant System" April 30, 2008.

On Evidence, Medical and Legal.  Coauthored with Clifford Miller: Miller DW and Miller CG.  Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 2005;10(3-Fall):70-73.

Its conclusion:  "Medicine needs to develop a better understanding of the nature of evidence and of evidential proof, by emulating law’s approach to evidence.  Law in turn needs a better understanding of the shortcomings of medicine’s approach to evidence."

Comments by reviewers: "Frankly, I consider this a landmark manuscript--it is absolutely wonderful and makes researchers look at their profession in a new light--in terms of legal implications as well as what is truly ‘scientific’…. It is absolutely a classic." And:  "On Evidence, Medical and Legal"  I think is terrific..... The authors have done a remarkable job putting it all together...... We need more sharp thinkers to help ...  against HMOs and their Madison Ave rhetoric."  

I presented a talk with this title to the Seattle Surgical Society on May 22, 2006.  The  (pdf) text I used for that talk can be accessed here, and the PowerPoint slides for it, here (these take awhile to load).

Book Review: Malignant Medical Myths by Joel KauffmanJournal of American Physicians and Surgeons 2006;11(2-Summer):63-64.

I recommend that you read Kauffman's book Malignant Medical Myths.

Other (peer-reviewed) medical and surgical papers and (two) books on heart surgery that I have written, not available online, are listed  in my  Curriculum Vitae.

Climate Change 

Questioning HIV/AIDS, Human-Caused Global Warming, and other Orthodoxies in the Biomedical Sciences   March 4, 2008)  5 pages.  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com

Solar and Celestial Causes of Global Warming (March 16, 2007)  Copyright © 2007  by LewRockwell.com. 

Recommended reading: The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change  by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years  by Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism  by Christopher Horner, and The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so by Lawrence Solomon.

Toro! Toro! Michael Crichton (March 16, 2005)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2005  by LewRockwell.com. 

Recommended reading: State of Fear by Michael Crichton and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death by Paul Driessen.

Finding Truth in Phoenix (July 21, 2003) Copyright © 2003 by LewRockwell.com. 

More recommended reading: The Satanic Gases: Clearing the Air about Global Warming, , , by Patrick Michaels.

Ionizing Radiation and Nuclear Power

Afraid of Radiation?  Low Doses are Good for You  (April 2, 2004)  7 pages.  Copyright © 2004 by LewRockwell.com.   PDF Version (6 pages)    Reader Comments 

Recommended reading:  Underexposed: What If Radiation Is Actually Good for You?  (published in 2005) by Ed Hiserodt.

Advantages of Nuclear Power (April 14, 2004)  11 pages.  Copyright © 2004 by LewRockwell.com.     PDF Version (7 pages)       Reader Comments

I presented a paper on this subject to The Diet in Seattle on April 13, 2004,  titled "Keeping the Lights On."  The (pdf) text I used for that talk can be accessed here, and the PowerPoint slides for it,  here (these take awhile to load).  

The Civil War

Gone With the Wind: An American Epic  (April 17, 2007)  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com.  Reader Comments

A Jeffersonian View of the Civil War  (September 8, 2001)  Copyright © 2001 by LewRockwell.com. 

Read The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda and an Unnecessary War (2002) by Thomas DiLorenzo, and his latest book Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe (2007). 

A Civil War Book Collection for 2002  (September 2, 2002)  Copyright © 2002 by LewRockwell.com. 

These books are indispensable:  War for What? by Francis Springer, When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession by Charles Adams, and The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda and an Unnecessary War by Thomas DiLorenzo. 

Other Articles on Politics, Economics, Music, and Philosophy 

World War Redux: The Fourth Turning Fourth Time Around (September 16, 2014) Copyright © 2014 by LewRockwell.com     

Wagner's Ring on the Lust for Power (September 2, 2013)  Copyright © 2013 by LewRockwell.com 

The X and Y Generations and Ron Paul: An Alliance for Our Age (February 9, 2012)  Copyright © 20012 by LewRockwell.com 

What Kerouac, Kennedy, Lincoln, and Practicing Medicine Have Taught Me About Liberty  (September 3, 2010)  Copyright © 2010 by LewRockwell.com.

Liberty in One Lesson (October 12, 2009)  3 pages.  Copyright © 2009 by LewRockwell.com

Sarah Palin at the Switch (July 30, 2009)  9 pages.  Copyright © 2009 by LewRockwell.com

An UPDATE (December 9, 2010) 1 page.  I was wrong. Sarah Palin should not be at the switch. See HERE.

The Philosophical Basis of the Conflict Between Liberty and Statism (May 5, 2003) Copyright © 2003 by LewRockwell.com. 

I recommend these books by Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life, The World as Will and Representation (Volume 2), and On The Basis of Morality.

Patriotism, Then and Now  (October 30, 2001) Copyright © 2001 by LewRockwell.com. 

Viewing Twenty-First Century America from Ground Zero   (July 31, 2002)  Copyright © 2002 by LewRockwell.com.  (12 pages in the LewRockwell.com format.)   PDF Version (9 pages)     Reader Comments

Recommended reading: Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century by John Lukas.

The Beat Generation

Books by the Beat Generation  (January 14, 2004)  Copyright © 2004 by LewRockwell.com. 

This is the The Wilson 50:   The Fifty Most Important Books of American Literature Published After World War II (1945-1980) referred to in the article.  Twelve of them are by Beat writers.

Read Howl by Allen Ginsberg, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, and Naked Lunch by William Burroughs.

Celebrating the Beats (May 17, 2006)  7 pages.  PDF Version  Copyright © 2006 by LewRockwell.com.

This article is adapted from a talk I gave to the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies on May 13, 2006 titled "On the Collecting Road with Writers of the Beat Generation."  The  (pdf) text I used for that talk can be accessed here, and the PowerPoint slides for it, here (these take awhile to load).

Books

Gone With the Wind: An American Epic  (April 17, 2007)  Copyright © 2007 by LewRockwell.com. Reader Comments

On Life

        The Two Poles of Life's Magnet: Sex and Death  Presented to The Diet, in Seattle, January 9, 2001

This article takes awhile to load (with its scanned photo of George Crosby)--but I think you will find it well worth reading. 

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My book  Heart in Hand  Copyright © 1999 by Donald W. Miller, Jr. 

Heart in Hand delves into a variety of subjects--music, philosophy, religion, science, and my life as a heart surgeon.  I address bacteriology, evolutionary biology, physics, the music of Richard Wagner, and, in particular, the philosophy of Schopenhauer and Woody Allen's films.  The book focuses on sex, religion, compassion, and art--four ways, as Schopenhauer shows us, humans can peek inside the castle of ultimate reality, where the secrets of the inner nature of the world and all things in it reside. Theologians, people who study philosophy and love music, and Woody Allen fans will enjoy reading this book.  Perhaps even some scientists as well. 

You can download the book from this site, chapter by chapter, or print out all six chapters together, along with illustrations that are not in the published book.

You can order hardback or paperback copies from  www.amazon.com or directly from the publisher,  www.xlibris.com, either online or by phone: 1-888-795-4274

For a good review of this book on Amazon.com  click here

 For another one I like on Amazon.com click here     

  Melinda Bargreen's review in The Seattle Times

   Reader's Comments          

View  illustrations  for the book

 

Thanks to my wife Linda for all her loving support. 

 Linda

See our son Daniel's website for his new opera company in Seattle, Vespertine Opera Theater

Vespertine Opera Theater

 

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