July 23, 2007
The public health community mourns the passing earlier today of Dr. Robert Bernstein.
Dr. Bernstein was Texas Commissioner of Health from 1980 until his retirement in 1991.
He was a genuine public health leader and a true public servant who served this nation and this state conscientiously, effectively and with dignity.
His leadership, counsel and unwavering commitment to improving the health of all Texans will be sorely missed.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to those who knew him well and to those who never had the chance to know him