Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Joycelyn Elders

Today's AWoD is Dr. Joycelyn Elders. She's come a long way, baby, and knows it. She is not afraid to speak her mind. Her autobiography (Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America) is another for my list.

Changing the Face of Medicine | Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders www.nlm.nih.govJoycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service. Long an outspoken advocate of public h...