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...
"The world lost a magnificant man! I met Dr. Koop many years ago on St. Simons Island thru his daughter Betsy. He gave me some of the best advice I have ever had. I was nervous when meeting him, the Surgeon General of the United States .. but he made ..."
– Judy (Jasper) Guyer, Matt and Amanda Jasper, Friend,
Ellijay, GA, Mar 15, 2013
"My condolences to Dr. Koop's family. They have lost a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The American people have lost the nation's doctor. May he rest in that peace which knows no end."