Dr. C. Everett Koop

Born in Brooklyn in 1916, Dr. C. Everett Koop enjoyed a long career as a leading pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and as a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1981. In 1981, Koop was appointed surgeon general of the United States, a position in which he became a strong, independent voice on the AIDS crisis and the perils of smoking. The recipient of thirty-five honorary doctorates, Koop is now Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professor at Dartmouth College.

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