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Harold May, MD, MPH, Recognized for Commitment to Medicine, Public Health and Community Development

Dr. May is a respected surgeon, educator and nonprofit developer in Boston

He was the Editor of the widely distributed textbooks, "Emergency Medicine" and "Emergency Procedures" and the Editor-in-Chief of its second edition.

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA, September 14, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Harold May, MD, MPH, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A retired surgeon and nonprofit developer, Dr. May has more than 60 years of experience in the fields of medicine, public health and community development. Between 1975 and 1994, he served as the director of medical services for Wrentham Developmental Center. During this time, he was also an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was the Editor of the widely distributed textbooks, "Emergency Medicine" and "Emergency Procedures," published by John Wiley & Sons in 1984 and the Editor-in-Chief of its second edition, published by Little, Brown and Co. in 1992. He has been a long-time Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Boston Surgical Society, MGH Surgical Society and the Brigham Surgical Associates.

Deeply committed to helping the world in any way he can, Dr. May is the Founder and President of FAMILY, Inc. (Fathers and Mothers, Infants, eLders, and Youth), incorporated in 1997. It is based on the biological fact that we are all members of one family - the human family. FAMILY holds these truths to be self-evident: 1) All of society's systems - political, health care, education, and all the others - should work in harmony with each other for the common good, as do the systems of our bodies - circulatory, nervous, digestive, and all the others - when we are healthy. 2) In order to bring all of society's systems into harmony so they will function as they should, all sectors of society should integrate their interactions by forming public-private partnerships with the mission of creating an environment in which all children will be able to thrive, starting from birth, no matter where they live. The FAMILY Global Positioning System is being developed to serve as the organizing system for all healthy societies, from the smallest communities to the largest nations throughout the world. The universal FAMILY Imperative is this: Always act as though we are members of one family - because we are!

Upon graduating from Harvard Medical School with an MD in 1951, Dr. May had his medical internship at the University Minnesota Hospital, then returned to Boston where he completed his surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During that time, he served two 6 month tours in the newly opened Albert Schweitzer Hospital in central Haiti. He returned to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in 1960 as the Chief of Surgery. While Dr. May was working in Haiti, he became a co-founder of the Ecole La Providence primary school. He returned to Boston in 1970 to serve as the Director of the newly formed Division of Community Health and Medical Care at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, which was in the process of joining with two other hospitals to form the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Because of his special focus on improving Boston's emergency medical services system, he served as Chairman of Metropolitan Boston's Emergency Medical Services Committee from 1972 to 1974. In that role he led in the refinement and testing is the Disaster Plan that was the forerunner to the plan that was mobilized to respond to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. He received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard in 1974.

In recognition of his commitment to the health of society, Dr. May has been featured in a wide variety of honors publications, including Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. In addition, he was included in the 7th and 8th editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the 10th, 11th and 12th editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. May was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching faculty prize from Harvard Medical School, as well as the Living Legends Award from the Museum of African American History in Boston and the Congressional Gold Medal as a Tuskegee Airman.

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