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Former U.S. Surgeon General gives 1st Bryant Lecture

February 2003

David Satcher, M.D., a former U.S. Surgeon General and distinguished physician, presented the Health Science Center’s inaugural Frank Bryant Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture. Dr. Satcher addressed "Ethical Issues in the Distribution of Health Care in the United States."

Dr. Bryant was a respected San Antonio physician who co-founded the Ella Austin Health Clinic and remains the only African-American president in the history of the Bexar County Medical Society. He was the first president of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society and was a member of the Alamo Community College District Foundation Board.

Dr. Satcher served as Surgeon General of the United States from 1998 until 2001 and as assistant secretary of health during the same time. He is only the second person to have held both positions simultaneously. In September 2002 he was named director of the new National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

A grant from the Texas Medical Foundation supported the lecture.


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