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The C. Everett Koop Papers

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"Keynote and Welcome Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum, Atlanta, Georgia" [Reminiscence] pdf (60,155 Bytes) transcript of pdf
"Keynote and Welcome Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum, Atlanta, Georgia" [Reminiscence]
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Date:
2003
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Koop, C. Everett
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Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy
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Metadata Record Keynote and Welcome Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum, Atlanta, Georgia (September 15, 1982) pdf (1,067,709 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Vol.#2 - 17
Keynote and Welcome
Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum
Atlanta, Georgia
September 15, 1982
After reviewing some of the history of mental retardation in this country, these remarks stress amelioration and rehabilitation as the various interested organizations in the country were gearing up to enable retarded persons to make an optimal adjustment to community life. The President's Committee on Mental Retardation and Secretary Schweiker's proposed program on prevention are mentioned as being on the top of the federal health agenda. Emphasis is on the biobehavioral aspect of research and service because that's the basis upon which a great deal of the preventive effort is mounted.
Appropriate genetic counseling
Biobehavioral research
Congenital hypothyroidism
Dental health
Fetal phenylketonuria
"Fragile X" syndrome
Immunization, especially rubella
Integration of the mentally retarded into society
Mental Retardation
Physical fitness & exercise
Premature infants
Prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
Research budget for National Institutes of Health
Research budget for Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administration
Risk factors in pregnancy
Risks of pregnancy
Safety in the workplace
Sexually transmitted disease
Tobacco & alcohol use
Dr. Rene Dubos
First International Summit
"Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies"
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Presidential Commission on Mental Retardation
Secretary Richard Schweiker
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