Charles Miller Fisher (1913 – 2012) was a Canadian neurologist.
Miller Fisher wrote extensively on cerebrovascular disease; identified common rhythm disorders of the heart as potential cause of cerebrovascular accident.
Most remembered for his 1956 description of Miller Fisher syndrome, an acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- Born 5 December 1913 Waterloo, Ontario
- 1938 – MD, University of Toronto Medical School
- WW II – German prison camp for three and a half years. Doctor for the other prisoners he learned German which greatly enhanced his reviews of the neurological literature when he returned home to Canada
- Montreal General Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Harvard Medical School
- Died 14 April 2012
- Miller Fisher syndrome (1956). Rare, acquired nerve disease considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Key Medical Attributions
- Fisher CM. An unusual variant of acute idiopathic polyneuritis (Syndrome of ophthalmoplegia ataxia and areflexia). NEJM, 1956; 255: 57-65. [Miller Fisher syndrome]
- Mohr JP, Caplan LR, Kistler JP. C. Miller Fisher: An Appreciation. Stroke. 2012;43:1739-1740
- Portrait: C. Miller Fisher. Stroke. 2012;43:1739-1740
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