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Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon turned public canada goose outlet online uk health advocate, died Monday. He was 96. Bush.

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He was also well known for his work around tobacco, calling for a «smoke canada goose outlet store free» society. His 1986 surgeon general’s report on the dangers of secondhand smoke was seminal.

«That uk canada goose outlet was the shot heard around the world, and it began to change public policy everywhere,» said John canada goose outlet Seffrin, chief canada goose outlet canada executive officer of the American Cancer Society.

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Prior to his tenure as cheap Canada Goose surgeon general, Koop was surgeon Canada Goose Outlet in chief for more than 30 years at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

«A pioneer in the field of pediatric surgery, Dr. Koop’s contributions include advances in complex surgical procedures, such as the separation of conjoined twins, establishment of the nation’s first newborn surgical intensive care unit and the implementation of Children’s Hospital’s surgical fellowship training program,» the hospital said in a statement.

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Koop was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Dartmouth, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Perelman School of Medicine canada goose uk shop at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1991, Koop won an Emmy for a five part series buy canada goose jacket on health care reform, Dartmouth said. He was awarded the Presidential canada goose store Medal of Freedom in 1995.

Known for canada goose clearance sale wearing bow ties, suspenders and having a clipped beard, Koop is survived cheap canada goose uk by canada goose outlet uk sale his wife, canada goose uk black friday three children and canada goose outlet nyc eight grandchildren. His first canada goose outlet store uk wife, to whom he was married for nearly 70 years, died in 2007.

«Dr. Koop was not only a pioneering pediatric surgeon but also one of www.canadagooseoutletjackets.com the most courageous and passionate public health advocates of the past century,» said Wiley W. Souba, canada goose clearance dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. «He did not back down from deeply rooted health challenges or powerful interests that stood in the way canadian goose jacket of needed change. Instead, he fought, he educated and goose outlet canada he transformed lives for the better.».

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