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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Turbulence in the American Health Care System: Presented to the 5th Biennial Conference of the Northeast Canadian/American Health Council, Halifax, Nova Scotia pdf (1,066,358 Bytes) ocr (18,653 Bytes)
Turbulence in the American Health Care System: Presented to the 5th Biennial Conference of the Northeast Canadian/American Health Council, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Description:
One of C. Everett Koop's responsibilities as U.S. Surgeon General was to represent the United States at international public health conferences, such as the conferences of the Northeast Canadian/American Health Council. In his speech to the council Koop reviewed the successes of the American health care system, measured by the steady rise in life expectancy since 1950, but also criticized that despite a rapid increase in health care costs no cures had been developed for such serious and common medical conditions as alcoholism, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, and child abuse, in his understanding as much a matter of health as of law. This was also one of the first speeches in which Koop mentioned AIDS, an issue so controversial among officials in the Reagan administration that Koop had been asked not to address it by his superior, Assistant Secretary for Health Edward Brandt.
Number of Image Pages:
19 (1,066,358 Bytes)
Date:
1983-09-15 (September 15, 1983)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Delivery of Health Care
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Health Services Needs and Demand
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Relation:
Metadata Record "Turbulence in the American Health Care System: Presented to the 5th Biennial Conference of the Northeast Canadian/American Health Council, Halifax, Nova Scotia" [Reminiscence] (2003) pdf (193,564 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 103
Folder Number: 114
Unique Identifier:
QQBBCR
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1982-1983
Folder: Address- "Turbulence in the American Health Care System"- 5th Biennial Conference, NE Canadian and American Health Council, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1983 Sep 15
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-07-14
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