Regina Benjamin in Bayou La Batre

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin established her health clinic in Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, in 1987. She is shown here standing on the clinic’s deck on October 7, 2005, drying out her patient records after the building was heavily damaged in Hurricane Katrina.

Courtesy of the Mobile Press-Register. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photo by Victor Calhoun