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Harry Miller

Born in a log cabin in Ohio, Harry Miller’s (1879-1977) brilliance was immediately apparent to his professors, including his mentor and fellow Adventist, the world-renowned surgeon and health reformer John Harvey Kellogg. In 1903, at the age of 24, Miller was already a professor at Rush Medical College in Chicago with a promising career ahead of him. Instead, against Kellogg’s pleadings, Miller decided to travel to East Asia as a medical missionary. Adopting Chinese language, customs, and dress, he spent most of the next seven decades opening clinics, hospitals, and sanitariums in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. Miller was also a scientific innovator with a passion for relieving suffering through new methods and technologies. He became convinced that soybeans could be developed to combat Asian famines and is credited with having discovered the extraction and purifying processes for a wide range of soy products as well as introducing commercial soymilk to the world.

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