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Former Surgeon General
C. Everett Koop dies at age 96

CNN, by Dana Ford

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/25/2013 10:00:34 PM

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon turned public health advocate, died Monday. 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 controversial public health issues and did much to raise the profile the office of the surgeon general. He died peacefully at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College said in a news release announcing his death. "Dr. Koop did more than take care of his individual patients -- he taught all of us about critical health issues

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As we get older, this happens more and more with public figures we saw in the news.

RIP, Dr. Koop.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/25/2013 10:34:58 PM     (No. 9196229)

Rest in peace Dr Koop.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/25/2013 10:47:37 PM     (No. 9196238)

Another Reagan stalwart passes away. I thought it was cool that he brought back the practice of wearing the uniform.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 2/25/2013 10:57:30 PM     (No. 9196246)

Foes noted that Koop traveled the country in 1979 and 1980 giving speeches that predicted a progression "from liberalized abortion to infanticide to passive euthanasia to active euthanasia, indeed to the very beginnings of the political climate that led to Auschwitz, Dachau and Belsen."
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See obamacare or any socialist "healthcare" around the world. He is correct.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/25/2013 11:28:37 PM     (No. 9196282)

I never cared for him. If I remember correctly, he was the one that started the whole anti-smoking campaign that made it illegal to smoke almost anywhere indoors.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pinchem, 2/26/2013 1:49:22 AM     (No. 9196372)

Hmmm #4... But he quit smoking and lived to be 96.

After 63 years of smoking I finally broke the habit (after 2 years on Chantix, boy was I hard core) 3 1/2 years ago. Since all the Anti´s swear, via their "nicotine bible" I´ll live longer so let´s see how far I get.


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