MILLER, EDWARD, 1760-1812; b. Del.; son of the rev. John Miller, who was settled over a Presbyterian society in Dover, Del., 43 years, and brother of Samuel Miller, D.D., late professor in the theological seminary at Princeton, N. J. Having acquired a classical education, he attended a course of medical lectures at the university of Pennsylvania and had a year's experience at the military hospital at Baskingridge, N. J. He was surgeon's mate in the U. S. army in 1780, and in 1782 crossed the ocean as surgeon of a French ship of war. Retiring to private life in 1783, he had a sumessful practice in Frederica, Del., and in Maryland. In 1788 he received the degree of M.D. from the university of Pennsylvania. In 1797, associated with Dr. Samuel L. 31itchill and Elihu N. Smith, he established the _Medical Repository in the city of New York, the first American medi cal journal, and was connected with it at the time of his death, witnessing the publica tion of the 14th vol. and a part of the 15th. He and his coadjutors were members of the Friendly- club, whose list bore the names of Dunlap, Brown, Bleecker, and Kent. In
1803 he was appointed city physician of New York. He was a member of the American philosophical society, and published a Treatise on the Yellow Fever of _Yew York in 1803, taking the ground that it was not contagious. He was connected with the university of New York in 1807 as professor of the theory and practice of medicine, and in 1809 with the New York hospital as clinical lecturer. He was very popular in the profession and had a large acquaintance. He was associated with his brother Samuel in his Brief Retro spe,ct of the Eighteenth Century. He advocated temperance principles, and deprecated the use of tobacco. In 1814 a memo r of him was published by his brother Samuel iu connection with his medical works; and in the American Iffe-clical and Philosophkal Reg ister has appeared a biographical notice by John W. Francis, M.D., of New York. He was distinguished for his learning as a scholar, his generosity and humanity as a phy sician, and held a high rank among American men of science.