Death of C. Everett Koop

October 14, 1916 - February 25, 2013
Hanover, New Hampshire | Age 96

Ex-surgeon general dies in NH
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CONNIE CASS, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.

Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the best known and most influential person to carry that title. Koop, a 6-foot-1 evangelical Presbyterian with a biblical prophet's beard, donned a public health uniform in the early 1980s and became an...

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