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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96
| 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.
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
posted on 02/25/2013 3:11:07 PM PST
Cigars finally caught up with him, I guess.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:13:27 PM PST
by al baby
What happened to his website, drkoop.com?
posted on 02/25/2013 3:14:13 PM PST
(A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
This just in: health advocates die. Experts unsure of cause.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:14:13 PM PST
(An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
Having been a Surgeon General was of no help in the end!
posted on 02/25/2013 3:16:12 PM PST
by Revolting cat!
(Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:17:29 PM PST
He done flew the Koop this time for good. A good and decent man—
posted on 02/25/2013 3:18:08 PM PST
(Truth or Tyranny)
He struggled with his dihydrogen monoxide addiction for years but it appears that he lost the battle in the end.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:19:37 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
I always got that impression from him too.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:20:11 PM PST
(12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:27:24 PM PST
((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
Guess he didn’t push the botton on his life alert fast enough
A good man. RIP, General.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:31:02 PM PST
(Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
"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?
posted on 02/25/2013 3:31:31 PM PST
("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
Yeah, he liked cigars, but he couldn’t keep one in his mouth all the time.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:35:39 PM PST
(Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
If he was OK with Ronaldus Maximus he was certainly good enough for me.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:36:09 PM PST
(Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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.
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.)
Since he stopped smoking I was sure he was going to live forever. Guess eventually we all die of nothing.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:43:29 PM PST
(Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
He was 96, obviously a crocodile hunting accident to take someone so young.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:43:34 PM PST
To: Zakeet; doug from upland
He was the very model of the modern surgeon general.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:46:17 PM PST
(If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
RIP Doc Koop....
I sure hope there are cigars in Heaven.... good ones.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:46:58 PM PST
( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:48:00 PM PST
He wrote a book or two with Francis A. Schaeffer.
Whatever Happened to the Human Race, was one.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:41 PM PST
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:51 PM PST
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 3:54:52 PM PST
(Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
Don't dilute it - what was his addiction.
I hope it was a blended form of ETOH.
posted on 02/25/2013 4:06:17 PM PST
(They say "Right Wing" but they mean "Wrong Wing"!)
Was he really a heavy cigar smoker?
posted on 02/25/2013 4:20:55 PM PST
RIP to an advocate for life and fellow PCA layman.
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 5:40:52 PM PST
Hard to say, “Oh, how sad!” when a man was 96! Rest in piece, sympathies to his family and friends. My uncle knew him.
posted on 02/25/2013 5:55:58 PM PST
(Whatever happens, I'll get through it. Or die trying.)
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.
posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:44 PM PST
posted on 02/25/2013 7:02:44 PM PST
(Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
"He struggled with his dihydrogen monoxide addiction for years but it appears that he lost the battle in the end."
posted on 02/25/2013 7:15:57 PM PST
("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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)
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).
posted on 02/25/2013 8:13:58 PM PST
("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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.
posted on 02/26/2013 4:40:26 AM PST
(Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
RIP. A Good and decent Man.
posted on 02/26/2013 6:17:32 AM PST
by left that other site
(Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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.
posted on 02/26/2013 8:41:13 AM PST
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.
posted on 02/26/2013 12:38:23 PM PST
(...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:02:15 PM PST
Nope not me...I am just one of many.
posted on 02/27/2013 3:08:58 PM PST
Life alert couldn’t save him this time.
posted on 02/28/2013 9:35:08 PM PST
(All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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