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Eli Peck Miller

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– Miller graduated from the New York Hygeio-Therapeutic College in 1862 and Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1864.
– He worked with hydrotherapist Russell Trall early in his career.
– Miller was the physician and proprietor of the New Hygienic Institution and Turkish Bath in New York City.
– The institution offered electric, Roman, and Turkish baths.
– Miller combined hydrotherapy with diet as complementary therapeutics and opposed the use of alcohol and tobacco.

Beliefs – Phrenology:
– Miller was a phrenologist and contributed articles to The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health.
– His hygienic institute conducted phrenological examinations.
– Louisa May Alcott was one of his notable clients in 1875.

Beliefs – Spiritualism:
– Miller converted to spiritualism after attending seances of the Eddy brothers.

Beliefs – Vegetarianism:
– Miller became a vegetarian in 1850.
– He believed a vegetarian diet aided his recovery from dyspepsia.
– Miller recommended abstaining from coffee, strong milk, pickles, spices, and tea.
– In 1909, he mentioned abstaining from flesh, fish, fowl, and using only sterilized or pasteurized milk.

– Miller died of pneumonia on December 19, 1912, at the age of 84.

Eli Peck Miller (Wikipedia)

Eli Peck Miller (1828 – 19 December 1912), best known as E. P. Miller was an American physician, hydrotherapist, vegetarian and natural hygiene advocate.

Eli Peck Miller
Died19 December 1912
Occupation(s)Physician, writer
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