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Michael Mihaly Dacso

physician , educator.

Michael Mihaly Dacso, Hungarian physician, educator.


Dacso, Michael Mihaly was born on June 25, 1909 in Tovaros, Hungary. Son of Laszlo and Hedvig (Bauer) Dacso.


Doctor of Medicine Royal Hungarian University of Budapest, 1934.


1 son, Clifford. Came to the United States, naturalized. Research asso Municipal Research Institute for Rheumatic Diseases, Budapest, 1934-1940. Intern, then resident Goldwater Memorial Hospital, New York University Medical Division, 1941-1944, associate visiting physician in medicine, 1945-1952, director Rehabilitation Medicine Service, 1949-1968, consultant, 1968-1975, president medical board, 1967-1968.

Consultant Manhattan Eastern State Hospital, Wards Island, New York, 1964-1967. Visiting physician Bellevue Hospital, New York University div., 1947-1968. Attending physician University Hospital, New York University Medical Center, 1945-1968, staff physician Institute Rehabilitation Medicine, 1948-1968.

Consultant Mary Manning Walsh Home, 1951-1975. Member medical advisory board Peabody Home, 1962-1975. Attending physiatrist Mount Sinai Hospital, 1968-1972.

Medical director Daus. of Jacob Geriatric Center, 1972-1975. Clinical assistant in medicine New York University School Medicine, 1944-1947, assistant professor clinical rehabilitation medicine, 1948-1954, associate professor, 1954-1958, associate professor rehabilitation medicine, 1958-1963, professor, 1963-1968. Professor health science Hunter College, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1968-1973, dean Institute Health Sciences, 1968-1972.

Professor rehabilitation medicine Mount Sinai School Medicine, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1968-1972, professor community medicine, 1969-1975. Chairman sub-commission on medical care Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Aged, New York City, 1955-1958. Member National Advisory Committee on Chronic Disease and Health of Aged, 1957-1959.

Consultant gerontology branch Department Health, Edition and Welfare, 1963-1964, consultant rehabilitation medicine div. direct health services, 1967-1968, chairman medical research study section Social and Rehabilitation Service, 1969-1975. Member advising committee on health careers City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1966-1975. Consultant City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta Feasibility Study on Proposed Institute Health Sciences in cooperation with Hunter College and Mount Sinai School Medicine, 1967-1968.

Member Health Resources Commission Task Force, New York Department Health, Albany, 1968-1975. Member National Joint Practice Commission, 1973-1975.


  • Editorial board Journal Chronic Diseases, 1954. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member medical advising committee New York County chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Member technical advising committee Community Service Society, 1955. Member advising committee Public Health Nursing Project, 1959.

Member technical advising committee Foundation for Medical Technology, 1962. Member project advisory board Goodwill Industries Greater New York, 1968-1975. Vice president, board directors National Council on Aging.

Fellow American College of Physicians, American Public Health Association. Member American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine, American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (past president), American Medical Association, New York State and County Medical Society, Association American Medical Colls., American Semmelweis Science Society, Public Health Association New York City (director), Mexican Society Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, International Society Electromyographic Kinesiology, American Geriatric Society, Association Teachers Preventive Medicine.


Married Magda Rona, June 6, 1936.

Laszlo Dacso

Hedvig (Bauer) Dacso

Magda Rona