Meet Leona Baumgartner, M.D. who served as the first woman commissioner of New York City's Department of Health from 1957-1962.
She used her position to bring no-nonsense health and hygiene advice to millions of Americans via regular television and radio broadcasts, and by sending health care professionals to visit schools and church groups.
Throughout her career, she broadened the scope of public health by teaching preventive medicine in easy-to-understand brochures and helped to improve the health of New York's poorest and most vulnerable.
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