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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Address Presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Perspectives on Employment of Handicapped Individuals, Gallaudet College, Washington, DC pdf (822,682 Bytes) ocr (13,298 Bytes)
Address Presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Perspectives on Employment of Handicapped Individuals, Gallaudet College, Washington, DC
Description:
In this speech, delivered at Gallaudet College [now, Gallaudet University], Koop expressed his faith in the "transcendent American ethos" of equality of opportunity and of opposition to discrimination, an ethos that, he urged, should underlie the employment of persons with disabilities as well. New medical techniques, several of which Koop pioneered as a pediatric surgeon, enabled children to survive congenital birth defects that once would have been fatal. However, these children often were left disabled and securing educational and employment opportunities for them was one of Koop's life-long concerns.
Number of Image Pages:
16 (822,682 Bytes)
Date:
1984-11-16 (November 16, 1984)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Disabled Persons
Employment, Supported
Exhibit Category:
Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy
Box Number: 104
Folder Number: 59
Unique Identifier:
QQBBFJ
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1984-1985
Folder: Address- Handicapped Program Managers 3rd Annual Symposium on Perspectives on Employment of Handicapped, Washington, DC, 1984 Nov 16
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-08-14
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