About Dr. Orville H. Miller
Dr Orville H. Miller was born in Portland, Oregon and earned his PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1945. Dr Miller worked as drug analyst for the US Food and Drug Administration, Federal Security Agency in San Francisco and California for five years. He became the Director of Research for Groner Labs and research chemist at Consolidated Dairy Products before being appointed Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, (USC) Los Angeles, California, in 1950. Dr Miller retired in 1981 as Professor Emeritus.
Dr Miller served as pharmaceutical consultant for numerous laboratories, official agencies and medical facilities, including the Los Angeles County Hospital for 15 years. He was Fulbright Professor at the University of Cairo in the early 60's. His special work included the investigation of amino barbiturates, alkaloids of polyploid stramonium, lactose production using ion-exchange, protein hydrolysates, prolonged release dosage forms, ointment bases, chemical sterilization of pharmaceuticals, and natural folk remedies. He has had published over 25 papers in the field of analysis of pharmaceuticals, product information and evaluation of folk medicine.
Dr Miller was a member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, Southern California Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and was for 10 years a member of the Review Committee of the United States Pharmacopeia, (USP).His doctoral thesis on the effect of alkaloids from native plants was the beginning of a continuing 45-year study of folk medicine practices around the world. His extensive travels and personal research includes remedies from North Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Indonesia, and China, as well as Central and North America.
Seafood has become a vital part of the American diet. Dr Arthur Hull Hayes, then United States Food and Drug Commissioner, noted in an article in Timemagazine, March 15 1982, "The tissues of the human body are constantly moistened by a briny solution thought to be of about the same salinity as the primordial sea from which life emerged. We are miniature oceans encased in skin." After 32 years of constant research, Aquaculture Inc. has achieved its primary goal, to provide a significant renewable nutritional bounty from the Sea.