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Marston, William Moulton (09 May 1893–02 May 1947), psychologist and comic book creator, was born in Cliftondale, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick William Marston, a wholesale merchant, and Annie Dalton Moulton. Marston married Elizabeth Holloway in 1915, and the couple had five children, four of whom survived infancy. He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1915 and enrolled in the Harvard Law School the same year. Marston later claimed he “had the luck to discover the so-called Marston Deception Test, better known as The Lie Detector” while he was still an undergraduate. He was certainly one of the lie detector’s most energetic punblicizers, and the publication of his 1917 paper on the “Systolic Blood Pressure Symptoms of Deception” ( ...

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Miller, Charles Henry (20 March 1842–21 January 1922), doctor of medicine, artist, and writer, was born in New York City, the son of Jacob H. Miller, an architect, and Jayne M. Taylor. He attended Mount Washington Collegiate Institute to prepare for a career in law or medicine, although early on he had displayed an interest in painting and drawing. In 1860 Miller exhibited his first painting at the National Academy of Design, and the following year he sent two more paintings for exhibition. His father, unhappy with his son’s interest in art, urged him to enroll in the New York Homeopathic Medical Institute. Miller acquiesced to his father’s wishes and completed his medical studies in 1863, receiving his degree from ...