The Resource Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America, Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff

Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America, Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff

Label
Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America
Title
Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
Title remainder
from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America
Statement of responsibility
Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The oldest of eight children, Joycelyn Elders was born Minnie Lee Jones in the tiny town of Schaal, Arkansas, in 1933. She grew up in a three-room cabin and, at age fifteen, graduated from high school as valedictorian. When she entered Philander Smith College in Little Rock, she had never seen a doctor, let alone dreamed of becoming one. Dr. Elders graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School and then became its first black resident, its first black chief resident, and finally its first black professor. By the time of the Senate debate on her confirmation as surgeon general in August 1993, Dr. Elders had been a respected pediatric endocrinologist and medical scientist for a quarter of a century, as well as the director of Arkansas's health department under then-governor Clinton. But during Dr. Elders's tenure as surgeon general she came under fire for her controversial positions on such subjects as abortion, sex education, the distribution of condoms, and the legalization of drugs. Her passion and outspokenness enraged Republicans and often upset the Clinton administration. Now, Dr. Elders openly describes the top-level machinations that led the Clinton health insurance reform to self-destruct and eventually resulted in her own dismissal. She writes with equal candor about such intimate personal tragedies as her youngest son's drug addiction and arrest, and about the poisoned political climate in Arkansas, which has affected the lives of so many of the President's friends and appointees."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elders, Joycelyn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R154.E48
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 1996 L-743
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
E4215 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chanoff, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elders, Joycelyn
  • Elders, Joycelyn
  • Elders, Joycelyn
  • Health officers
  • Women physicians
  • African American physicians
  • Physicians, Women
  • Physicians, Women
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Public Health Administration
  • Public Health Administration
  • African American physicians
  • Health officers
  • Women physicians
  • Arkansas
  • United States
Label
Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America, Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff
Link
https://archive.org/details/joycelyneldersmd00elde
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Schaal -- What I saw -- Let down your bucket -- Do we have enough yet? -- The only one -- More than most -- Talking death -- Chief -- Wasting disease -- Arkansas's expert -- Back in touch -- Losses -- Joycelyn Elders, M.D. -- In the midst of life -- But for the grace of God -- The Gordian knot -- With children it's forever -- The job's available -- Signing on -- Dancing with the bear -- A bend in the road
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9780688147228
Lccn
96009036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34782596
  • (OCoLC)ocm34782596
Label
Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America, Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff
Link
https://archive.org/details/joycelyneldersmd00elde
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Schaal -- What I saw -- Let down your bucket -- Do we have enough yet? -- The only one -- More than most -- Talking death -- Chief -- Wasting disease -- Arkansas's expert -- Back in touch -- Losses -- Joycelyn Elders, M.D. -- In the midst of life -- But for the grace of God -- The Gordian knot -- With children it's forever -- The job's available -- Signing on -- Dancing with the bear -- A bend in the road
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9780688147228
Lccn
96009036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34782596
  • (OCoLC)ocm34782596

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