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CLINTON KOOP

President Clinton looks on as first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hugs former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop at the White House Friday, Sept. 29, 1995, after Koop received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Ex-surgeon general C. Everett Koop dies

February 25, 2013

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, died Feb. 25 in New Hampshire. He

was 96.