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Dr. Antonio Maceo y Macke was born on August 9, 1920 in Havana, Cuba. He attended Colegio Mimó and Instituto de la Habana. Maceo graduated from the University of Paris in 1936 and the University of Havana in 1938 with a doctor of medicine degree. After graduation, Maceo offered his medical services in emergency rooms in Havana, and worked as a surgeon in Havana's General Hospital, in General Hospital of Freyre de Andrade and in Maternity Hospital. He then joined the army at a rank of a Captain and served at Carlos Finlay Hospital. Subsequently, he became Deputy to the Secretary of Health.
On July 11, 1960, Maceo moved to Miami, Florida. Between 1961 and 1963 he was a member of the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano. He also participated in a program of rehabilitation of the sick and injured members of Brigade 2506 offered by the Dade County Medical Association. Maceo appeared regularly in a radio program aired in Cuba and Latin America called "El Medico y usted" (The Doctor and You). In 1963, he began to offer his medical services to the Department of Public Health of Dade County, and in 1971, to the Center of Cuban refugees. From 1976 to 1984, Maceo was in charge of infectious diseases in the Department of Public Health of Dade County.