s skippy the bush kangaroo: r.i.p. - dr. c. everett koop

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

r.i.p. - dr. c. everett koop

dr. c. everett koop, who was widely regarded as the most influential surgeon general in american history and played a crucial role in changing public attitudes about smoking, died on monday at his home in hanover, n.h. he was 96.

...dr. koop issued emphatic warnings about the dangers of smoking, he almost single-handedly pushed the government into taking a more aggressive stand against aids, and despite his moral opposition to abortion, he refused to use his office as a pulpit from which to preach against it.

...where he failed, in his own view, was to interest either reagan or his successor as president, george bush, in making health care available to more americans. - nytimes and latte times

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