Ex-surgeon general C. Everett Koop dies

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.

Dr. C. Everett Koop, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, talks about surgery that separated 13-month-old siamese twins, Clara and Alta Rodriguez, Sept. 19, 1974. (AP Photo/William Ingram)
C.EVERETT KOOP
Dr. C. Everett Koop, surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, talks about surgery that separated 13-month-old siamese twins, Clara and Alta Rodriguez, Sept. 19, 1974. (AP Photo/William Ingram)
Portrait of American physician and US Surgeon General Dr. Charles Everett Koop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)
Portriat Of Dr. C. Everett Koop
Portrait of American physician and US Surgeon General Dr. Charles Everett Koop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979. (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1981 file photo, Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1981 file photo, Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1981 file photo, Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1987. Koop told the panel that he believes network television advertising of condoms would help prevent the spread of Aids. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
C. Everett Koop
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1987. Koop told the panel that he believes network television advertising of condoms would help prevent the spread of Aids. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General of the United States, 1988. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General
C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General of the United States, 1988. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, left, accompanies former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to a car after Koop sat as a spectator in the courtroom during the state's tobacco trial in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 17, 1998. Koop issued a report in 1988 declaring that nicotine in cigarettes is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
HUMPHREY KOOP
Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, left, accompanies former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to a car after Koop sat as a spectator in the courtroom during the state's tobacco trial in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 17, 1998. Koop issued a report in 1988 declaring that nicotine in cigarettes is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
397791 04: Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop speaks during a press conference in response to a report released by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the impact of light and low tar cigarettes November 27, 2001 in Washington, DC. The NCI report concluded that light and low tar cigarettes do not reduce smokers'' health risks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
News Conference on Light and Low Tar Cigarettes
397791 04: Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop speaks during a press conference in response to a report released by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the impact of light and low tar cigarettes November 27, 2001 in Washington, DC. The NCI report concluded that light and low tar cigarettes do not reduce smokers'' health risks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 26 C Everett Koop at the Silicon Valley Leadersip Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater. Event held on May 26, 1995 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Silicon Valley Leadership Conference 1995
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 26 C Everett Koop at the Silicon Valley Leadersip Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater. Event held on May 26, 1995 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, right, accompanied by former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, meets reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday May 19,1998 to discuss tobacco legislation and product liability protection. A fleeing spirit of bipartisanship on tobacco legislation exploded on the Senate floor Tuesday when Democrats discovered the Republican leaders wanted to scrap price supports that help tobacco farmers. (AP Photo/William Philpott)
KOOP KESSLER
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, right, accompanied by former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, meets reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday May 19,1998 to discuss tobacco legislation and product liability protection. A fleeing spirit of bipartisanship on tobacco legislation exploded on the Senate floor Tuesday when Democrats discovered the Republican leaders wanted to scrap price supports that help tobacco farmers. (AP Photo/William Philpott)
President Bill Clinton and former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop walk along the Colonnade to the Oval Office at the White House Aug.17, 1994. Clinton's push for passage of health care reform has been sidetracked by efforts to get the crime bill passed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
CLINTON KOOP
President Bill Clinton and former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop walk along the Colonnade to the Oval Office at the White House Aug.17, 1994. Clinton's push for passage of health care reform has been sidetracked by efforts to get the crime bill passed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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)
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)
In this photo released by Starpix, C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States joins actress Mary Stuart Masterson at the premiere and DVD release of "New York Street Games," Thursday, May 20, 2010, in New York. The documentary takes a look at games played on the streets of New York as seen through the eyes of prominent New Yorkers. Masterson holds an example of the hollow rubber ball used in the game of "stickball." (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
C. Everett Koop; Mary Stuart Masterson
In this photo released by Starpix, C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the United States joins actress Mary Stuart Masterson at the premiere and DVD release of "New York Street Games," Thursday, May 20, 2010, in New York. The documentary takes a look at games played on the streets of New York as seen through the eyes of prominent New Yorkers. Masterson holds an example of the hollow rubber ball used in the game of "stickball." (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop testifies in Concord, N.H. 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 in New Hampshire at age 96. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop testifies in Concord, N.H. 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 in New Hampshire at age 96. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop testifies in Concord, N.H. 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 in New Hampshire at age 96. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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