C Everett Koop’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

October 14, 1916

Death Date

Feb 25, 2013

Age of Death

96 years

Cause of Death

Kidney Failure

Place of Death

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Profession

Doctor

The doctor C Everett Koop died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The Surgeon General from 1982 to 1989 who led a high profile political battle against the tobacco companies.

His nomination to the highest medical post in the country was opposed by women’s groups because he was opposed to abortion. Later he earned the ire of the political right by supporting sex education.

He issued a landmark report in 1986 that contained the first official government warning about the health threats of second-hand smoke.

He had four children with wife Elizabeth Flanagan, whose father was also a doctor.

He was appointed to his post by Ronald Reagan for his evangelical views, but he charted a path of his own after taking office.

How did C Everett Koop die?

Koop died on February 25, 2013, at the age of 96 at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire. According to a Koop aide, he had been ill for several months and had suffered kidney failure the previous week.

Quotes

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They have been deprived nutritionally, or some illness has not been picked up, or they have not been screened for vision or hearing defects, or they have not had some kind of a chronic illness or error of metabolism picked up.

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Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class.

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If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn’t know what a circle is, doesn’t know what red and green are, and doesn’t know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him.

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The thing that reinforces my belief about that is having worked the last four years with the Safe Kids Campaign on a national basis. I am so amazed at what these little kids do in keeping their parents alerted to what they are there for.

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You can’t talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.

C Everett Koop