America’s Family Doctor C.Everett Koop Dies

KoopFormer Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop, MD and founder of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, died peacefully in his home in Hanover, N.H. on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was 96 years old.
Koop was a pioneer in the field of pediatric surgery, and a leader in the fight to create a smoke-free nation. Dr. Koop was was 1937 graduate of Dartmouth, Dr. Koop was known as “America’s Family Doctor” during his time as Surgeon General of the United States from November 1981 until October 1989


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