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C. Everett Koop

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C. Everett Koop Courtesy Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

C. Everett Koop, MD, a pioneer in pediatric surgery, died on February 25, 2013, at the age of 96. Dr. Koop served as the 13th surgeon general of the United States from November 1981 until October 1989 under President Ronald Reagan, during which time he was known as “America’s Family Doctor.” He was appointed director of the Office of International Health in May 1982.

A renowned public health advocate, Dr. Koop led campaigns to improve diet and nutrition and to promote a smoke-free society, and he served as a national spokesperson to educate the public on human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. As the first official to …

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