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Koop Turned Surgeon General's Office Into Mighty Education Platform

NPR | Feb. 26, 2013 10:34 a.m.

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Joseph Shapiro

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died Monday. He was 96. As Surgeon General, Koop turned an office with little power into a mighty platform to educate Americans about AIDS prevention and the dangers of smoking.

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