Former Surgeon Generals Discuss How They Were Muzzled Over Unpopular Health Ideas — Only To Later Be Proven Right
Dr. Antonia C. Novello, Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Richard Carmona spoke about their tenures as surgeon general, and the importance of impartial public health officials with authority.
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Former Surgeons General Recount Political Pressure On The Job
It made an arresting tableau: four former surgeons general, aged 68 to 85, all in their blue admirals’ uniforms, together on stage like four grizzled Civil War veterans rehashing their biggest battles, and how they were treated afterward by the President and Congress. But this was no re-enactment of Bull Run or Shiloh. It was an after-action report on America’s medical wars, and it took place this month on the stage of the New York Academy of Medicine. (McNeil, 10/24)