Members of the Society and guests, it is my privilege and great pleasure to introduce to you Dr. Louis H. Miller, the President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. When Lou asked me make these introductory remarks, he did so with a degree of nervous apprehension. Over the years, Lou and I have been trading outrageous, mock eulogies about each other and Lou wanted to impress upon me that the introduction of the President was not to be taken so lightly, that it is serious business, that I should stay with the facts of his life, rather like giving the information for a credit card application. In keeping with those solemn instructions, let me begin with the credit-worthy essentials of his person and career.
Louis Miller is a Baltimorean. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford College in 1956 and then went to America's heartland for his medical education, graduating from St. Louis' Washington University in 1960.