CHARLES DR. MARTIN L., M.D. 89 of Southfield, Ml passed away on March 15, 2013. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 19, 1923. He fought in WWII and was highly decorated. He co-authored the tactical history of the Mediterranean Theater, being discharged from Headquarters Company 351st infantry Regiment 88th Division in 1945. Graduated from Amherst College cum laude in 1948. On to NYU School of Medicine 1951. He was Research Fellow, Atomic Energy Commission, 1954-1955. Studied and published on "Detoxification of Human: Body of Atomic Bomb Radiostrontium Fallout"- lnternational Journal of Radiation, 1956. Then on to private practice as an internist and Occupational and Environmental Medicine New York City 1956-1964. He and his family then moved to Florida where he took the position of Assistant Medical Director and Chief internist at Cape Kennedy Space Center 1964-1967. At that point he was directing the medical program and medical facility along with supervising physician staff, nursing staff and medical technicians. Responsible for and Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Divisions. His position was directing medical and support facilities for all personnel at Cape Kennedy Space Center, including emergency programs and acute Occupational medicine treatment programs. Directed emergency responsibility activities and facilities for the Astronauts. Directed environmental medical surveillance of Astronauts at Cape Kennedy Space Center and all down-range facilities and personnel, Conducted field research in preventive Cardiology and established clinical programs to prevent heart disease. A move to Niagara Falls, NY in 1967 to become corporate Medical Director of the Carborundum Company. He established a basic Occupational medical program for the worldwide company facilities at which point he was responsible for surveillance of occupational lung disease, particularly Silicosis preventive programs. Member of the New York Governor's Subcommittee for Rehabilitation of the Disabled in industry. Member of the Regional Hospital Utilization Committee in upstate New York. Practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Clinical Toxicology in the Fisher Building Detroit, Ml, 1970-1989. Medical Director for the Freuhauf Corporation 1970-1971. Past President, Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Medical Association. Member Board of Directors. Michigan Occupational and Environmental Association and Delegate the American College Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Membership in Michigan State Medical and Wayne County Medical Society. His many publications include Thesis Regeneration in Rana Pipiens, Amherst College Department of Biology, Metabolism and Enhancement of Radiostrontium Excretion ln Man Federation Proceeding, March 1956. Comparative Metabolism of Strontium and Calcium in Man. International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 1959 and many more, Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Medicine Wayne State University 1970-1985. To many more of his accomplishments, Black Belt 1st Degree Korean Tae Kwon Do. He loved music, art, and his Alma Mater Amherst College where he ran the Alumni Association of Michigan for many years. Squash, racquetball and exercise were part of his daily life, He and his wife Benita enjoyed their northern Michigan home along with their condo in Florida. Married to Benita Miriam Levinson in New York City in 1951. Survived by his daughter Musette Suzanne Lax, son-in-law Michael Lax and his beloved light of his life his grandson' Grant Lerner Laube. INTERMENT DETAILS PRIVATE. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020, www.irakaufman.com.
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My deepest condolences on your loss. I only knew him through our discussions, but can now appreciate even more the pride and affection you had. He is now at peace and will always be smiling down on you. Shalom