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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)

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.