Skip to comments.Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96
Posted on 02/25/2013 3:11:01 PM PST by Zakeet
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dartmouth College said. He was 96.
Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
He was outspoken on public health issues and did much to elevate the office of the surgeon general.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Dartmouth College, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Koop was the author of more than 200 articles and books. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 and was known for wearing bow ties, suspenders and a clipped beard.
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He’s no Jocelyn Eleders
What happened to his website, drkoop.com?
This just in: health advocates die. Experts unsure of cause.
Having been a Surgeon General was of no help in the end!
True story — Chick Coop operated on me in 1977 when I was six-years-old and saved my life. I am a little sad. He was a good man.
He done flew the Koop this time for good. A good and decent man—
He struggled with his dihydrogen monoxide addiction for years but it appears that he lost the battle in the end.
I always got that impression from him too.
Guess he didn’t push the botton on his life alert fast enough
A good man. RIP, General.
Wait. Did he really remarry at age 90 plus?
Yeah, he liked cigars, but he couldn’t keep one in his mouth all the time.
Sang a song for him once. Standing on the sidewalk, outside the hotel he was staying at in Philadelphia (now the Doubletree, had a different name back in 1981). With a bunch of fairly inebriated medical students.
He didn’t come to his window.
RIP Dr. Koop.
Since he stopped smoking I was sure he was going to live forever. Guess eventually we all die of nothing.
He was 96, obviously a crocodile hunting accident to take someone so young.
He was the very model of the modern surgeon general.
RIP Doc Koop....
I sure hope there are cigars in Heaven.... good ones.
He operated on fetuses to correct problems, and was unable to reconcile himself to abortion, or the idea that a fetus was not a person who should be legally protected.
And after him we got Eric Clapner.
He wrote a book or two with Francis A. Schaeffer.
Whatever Happened to the Human Race, was one.
I didn’t mean my joke to say he wasn’t a great guy. On the contrary, it is a way of celebrating what a full life he lived.
He served with honor and distinction. He brought dignity to that office and made positive contributions to our nation’s health care system. RIP, Dr. Koop.
I hope it was a blended form of ETOH.
Was he really a heavy cigar smoker?
RIP to an advocate for life and fellow PCA layman.
It's now healthcentral.com. According to Wikipedia, there'd been some problems mixing paid endorsements with what was supposed to be objective information and the site went bankrupt in 2001 (when a lot of Internet start-ups did).
The interesting thing for me is that he was still well known and current in 1997 when he started the site, and today he's a figure from the distant past. I guess that's what happens when you get old.
Still, according to Wikipedia he was a widower who remarried at 94, so he must not have been totally inactive these last few years.
Hard to say, “Oh, how sad!” when a man was 96! Rest in piece, sympathies to his family and friends. My uncle knew him.
Dr. Koop performed many innovative surgeries on babies born with abdominal defects. I’m a NICU nurse and take care of a lot of babies who are now benefiting from the work of Dt. Koop.
God Bless him.
Dr. Koop was a strong pro-life Christian. He actively defended the right to life of all unborn children.
May he have the eternal reward he so richly deserves...life everlasting in the presence of God.
RIP Dr Koop
Ping for later
I only have fond memories of him.
I’m glad he lived so long and had such a positive impact. His replacement, the masturbater, didn’t (Elders).
Dr. Koop was a good, decent and highly intelligent man. Contrast him to that village idiot, the pro-masturbation Jocelyn “Ah like Eric Klapner” Elders who succeeded him. What a difference.
RIP. A Good and decent Man.
Koop was a strong role model for those who live in faith but work in science. He held strong beliefs, but didn’t let his emotions hold sway when the data couldn’t back up a hypothesis—which made him all the more credible. The Todd Akins of the world could learn a thing or two from Koop about advancing moral positions without sounding like an ignoramus.
I often joke that all Surgeon Generals should assume the identity of C. Everett Koop—like the Mask of Zorro.
Good God! you aren’t Tim V are you? My friend Tim from Philly told me Koop was actually his pediatrician and saved his life, when we were doing the BI on him.
Nope not me...I am just one of many.
Life alert couldn’t save him this time.
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