Letter from C. Everett Koop to Penny Bowen, Heritage Education and Review Organization
This letter shows Koop's early concern with the psychological and behavioral effects of videos, video games, television,
and other forms of popular entertainment, the subject of several workshops and reports during Koop's tenure as Surgeon
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1981-12-14 (December 14, 1981)
Koop, C. Everett
Heritage Education and Review Organization
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Reproduction and Family Health
Letter from Penny Bowen, Heritage Education and Review Organization to C. Everett Koop (December 4, 1981)
Memorandum from William Mayer to C. Everett Koop (January 11, 1982)
Thank you for your letter of December 4 concerning "Dungeons and Dragons". I have also received presumably at your
request materials from elsewhere on the same subject at about the same time. I obviously am concerned by the reports that
I have read and have taken the liberty of discussing this with some of my colleagues with an interest in physiological impact
of such activity on youngsters.
If I come up with anything positive that you should be aware of I will certainly be in touch.