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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
[C. Everett Koop]
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Description:
In this portrait Dr. Koop wears his formal uniform and sits in front of the American flag and the flag of the U.S. Public Health Service. Koop was the first U.S. Surgeon General in a generation to wear the Surgeon General's uniform, a uniform akin to that of a rear admiral of the Navy. He thought that wearing the uniform would help to restore morale and a sense of dignity to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, which the Surgeon General commands and which had been buffered by personnel cuts and uncertainty about its mission in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (305,657 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1980s
Creator:
United States Public Health Service
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
United States Public Health Service
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number: 116
Folder Number: 25
Unique Identifier:
QQBCTC
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Scrapbooks and Memorabilia
Folder: Portraits, Official, n.d. [1987?]
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-03-02

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