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Harry Most, American educator, physician. Diplomate: American Board Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Decorated Legion of Merit.

Background

Most, Harry was born on September 18, 1907 in New York City. Son of Philip and Sarah (Abend) Most.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1927. Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1931. Doctor of Science, New York University, 1939.

Doctor of Tropical Medicine&H., London School Tropical Medicine, 1936.

Career

Research fellow international health division, Rockefeller Foundation, P.R., Haiti, 1941; Research fellow international health division, Rockefeller Foundation, P.R., Europe, 1950; assistant professor medicine, assistant professor clinical pathology, New York University Medical School, 1941-1946; associate professor preventive medicine, New York University Medical School, 1946-1949; professor tropical medicine, New York University Medical School, 1949-1954; acting department chairman preventive medicine, New York University Medical School, 1953-1954; Hermann M. Biggs professor, department chairman preventive medicine, New York University Medical School, 1954-1976; professor medicine, New York University Medical School, 1976-1994. Lecturer Columbia University, 1942-1944. Consultant commissioner health New York State Department Health, 1946-1994.

Director tropical disease diagnosis clinic New York City Department Health, 1949-1954. Visiting lecturer Harvard University School Public Health, 1955-1985. Visiting physician Bellevue Hospital.

Attending physician University Hospital, New York City. Consultant physician Booth Memorial Hospital, New York City, Meadowbrook Hospital, Hempstead, Long Island, North Shore Hospital, Long Island. Member tropical medicine study section United States Public Health Service.

Consultant tropical medicine Surgeon General United States United States Public Health Service, Marine Hospital, S.I., New York, Ellis Island. Consultant tropical and internal medicine Veterans Administration Hospital., New York. Consultant Clinical Center.

National Institutes of Health, Communicable Diseases Center, United States Public Health Service, Atlanta, Creedmoor Eastern State Hospital, Willowbrook State School, S.I. Chief consultant tropical medicine VA. Lecturer Army Medical Center, 1946-1947.

Cons.schistosomiasis research United States Navy. Member of commission naval medical research National Research Council. Director commission parasitic diseases Armed Forces Epidemiological Board,1950.

Consultant Phelps Memorial Hospital, New York.

Achievements

  • Diplomate: American Board Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Membership

Served to major Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Fellow New York Academy of Sciences, New York Academy Medicine. Member American Society Tropical Medicine (editorial board), American Society Parasitologists, Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, National Malaria Society (editorial board), New York Society Tropical Medicine (president 1963-1964), American Society Clinical Investigation, American Public Health Association, American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Harvey Society, New York County Medical Society, American Academy Tropical Medicine, American Foundation Tropical Medicine, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (president 1966-1967), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Lambda Sigma.

Honorary member Belgium, Brazilian societies tropical medicine.

Connections

Married Rita Gold, November 20, 1938. Children: Susan, Paul.

father:
Philip Most

mother:
Sarah (Abend) Most

spouse:
Rita Gold

child:
Susan Most

child:
Paul Most