Leroy E. Burney, MD, MPH: quiet champion of American dentistry and dental research at mid-century.


Leroy E. Burney was a preeminent Surgeon General and was recognized for modernizing the Public Health Service. He promoted environmental public health and access to health care for the poor. He oversaw major expansion of health professions' education and research, and he was the first public official to alert America to the link between cigarette smoking… (More)