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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:20 PM

C Everett Coop died

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/c-everett-koop-dead-dies_n_2761192.html

C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, has died at age 96.

An assistant at Koop's Dartmouth institute, Susan Wills, said he died Monday in Hanover. She didn't disclose his cause of death.

Koop wielded the previously low-profile post of surgeon general as a bully pulpit for seven years during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

An evangelical Christian, he shocked his conservative supporters when he endorsed condoms and sex education to stop the spread of AIDS.

He carried out a crusade to end smoking in the United States his goal had been to do so by the year 2000. A former pipe smoker, he said cigarettes were as addictive as heroin and cocaine.

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A great man who was a consistent pro lifer. The world will be a poorer place without him.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. A sugeon general who lives to 96 is definitely somebody walking the walk. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:48 PM

3. Or maybe he just has good genetic code.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:40 PM

2. A good man. RIP

He served his country well.

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