Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders: "Healthcare in the 21st Century"
President's Lecture Series
Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator who served as Surgeon General of the United States from 1993 to 1994. A vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, she was the second woman, second person of color, and first African American to serve as Surgeon General. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues. She was forced to resign in December 1994 amidst controversy as a result of her views. She is currently a professor emerita of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Elders, M. Joycelyn, "Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders: "Healthcare in the 21st Century"" (1999). President's Lecture Series. 69.