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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96
CNN ^ | February 25, 2013

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.

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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drkoop; healthcare; koop; obituary; surgeongeneral
RIP
1 posted on 02/25/2013 3:11:07 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Cigars finally caught up with him, I guess.

/johnny

2 posted on 02/25/2013 3:13:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Zakeet

He’s no Jocelyn Eleders


3 posted on 02/25/2013 3:13:27 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Zakeet

What happened to his website, drkoop.com?


4 posted on 02/25/2013 3:14:13 PM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: Zakeet

This just in: health advocates die. Experts unsure of cause.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 3:14:13 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Zakeet

Having been a Surgeon General was of no help in the end!


6 posted on 02/25/2013 3:16:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Zakeet

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.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by Tulane
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To: Zakeet

He done flew the Koop this time for good. A good and decent man—


8 posted on 02/25/2013 3:18:08 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He struggled with his dihydrogen monoxide addiction for years but it appears that he lost the battle in the end.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 3:19:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tflabo

I always got that impression from him too.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 3:20:11 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Zakeet

RIP.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 3:22:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek
I took an instant like to him when he admitted he smoked cigars, and didn't intend to quit. He seemed like a man that was connected to reality.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/25/2013 3:23:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Zakeet

RIP


13 posted on 02/25/2013 3:27:24 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Zakeet

Guess he didn’t push the botton on his life alert fast enough

A good man. RIP, General.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 3:31:02 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Zakeet
"Koop is survived by his wife, three children and eight grandchildren. His first wife died in 2007."

Wait. Did he really remarry at age 90 plus?

15 posted on 02/25/2013 3:31:31 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

Yeah, he liked cigars, but he couldn’t keep one in his mouth all the time.

RIP.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 3:35:39 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Zakeet
If he was OK with Ronaldus Maximus he was certainly good enough for me.

R.I.P.

17 posted on 02/25/2013 3:36:09 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Zakeet

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.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 3:36:51 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: arderkrag

Since he stopped smoking I was sure he was going to live forever. Guess eventually we all die of nothing.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 3:43:29 PM PST by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: Zakeet

He was 96, obviously a crocodile hunting accident to take someone so young.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 3:43:34 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Zakeet; doug from upland

He was the very model of the modern surgeon general.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 3:46:17 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Zakeet

RIP Doc Koop....

I sure hope there are cigars in Heaven.... good ones.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 3:46:58 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: mnehring

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.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 3:48:00 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Zakeet

And after him we got Eric Clapner.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 3:48:00 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Zakeet

He wrote a book or two with Francis A. Schaeffer.

Whatever Happened to the Human Race, was one.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:41 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: CondorFlight

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.


26 posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Zakeet

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.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 3:54:52 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: cripplecreek
Don't dilute it - what was his addiction.

I hope it was a blended form of ETOH.

28 posted on 02/25/2013 4:06:17 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (They say "Right Wing" but they mean "Wrong Wing"!)
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To: Zakeet

Was he really a heavy cigar smoker?


29 posted on 02/25/2013 4:20:55 PM PST by albie (`)
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To: Zakeet

RIP to an advocate for life and fellow PCA layman.


30 posted on 02/25/2013 4:22:17 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Poundstone
What happened to his website, drkoop.com?

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.

31 posted on 02/25/2013 5:40:52 PM PST by x
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To: Zakeet

Hard to say, “Oh, how sad!” when a man was 96! Rest in piece, sympathies to his family and friends. My uncle knew him.


32 posted on 02/25/2013 5:55:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (Whatever happens, I'll get through it. Or die trying.)
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To: Tulane

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.


33 posted on 02/25/2013 6:01:11 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

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.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:44 PM PST by miserare
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To: Zakeet

RIP Dr Koop


35 posted on 02/25/2013 7:02:44 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek
"He struggled with his dihydrogen monoxide addiction for years but it appears that he lost the battle in the end."

He drowned?

36 posted on 02/25/2013 7:15:57 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: Zakeet

Ping for later


37 posted on 02/25/2013 8:05:26 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Zakeet

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).


38 posted on 02/25/2013 8:13:58 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Zakeet

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.


39 posted on 02/26/2013 4:40:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Zakeet

RIP. A Good and decent Man.


40 posted on 02/26/2013 6:17:32 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: miserare

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.


41 posted on 02/26/2013 8:41:13 AM PST by Callahan
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To: FoxPro
And WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE was made into a movie that was well done. It showed how some Americans today use babies as fashion accessories and take an expedient view of human life from young to old.
42 posted on 02/26/2013 12:38:23 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Tulane

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.


43 posted on 02/26/2013 7:02:15 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Segovia

Nope not me...I am just one of many.


44 posted on 02/27/2013 3:08:58 PM PST by Tulane
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Life alert couldn’t save him this time.


45 posted on 02/28/2013 9:35:08 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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