William H. Stewart, 86; surgeon general fought tobacco industry

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:51 in Health & Medicine

William H. Stewart, who as U.S. surgeon general from 1965 to 1969 led the federal anti-smoking crusade, called for warning labels on cigarette advertising and used the introduction of Medicare to desegregate hospitals throughout the country, died April 23 of kidney failure at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was 86.

Read the whole article on LA Times - Science

More from LA Times - Science

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Check out our next project, Biology.Net