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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Letter from C. Everett Koop to William French Smith, United States Office of the Attorney General pdf (72,556 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from C. Everett Koop to William French Smith, United States Office of the Attorney General
Description:
Koop's warnings against the health risks of marijuana smoking were part of the Reagan administration's increasingly aggressive campaign against the use of narcotic drugs.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (72,556 Bytes)
Date:
1982-03-16 (March 16, 1982)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Recipient:
Smith, William French
United States Office of the Attorney General
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Marijuana Smoking
Substance-Related Disorders
Public Policy
Exhibit Category:
Reproduction and Family Health
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from James K. Stewart, United States Office of the Attorney General to C. Everett Koop (July 23, 1982) pdf (67,058 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Queta Bond, Institute of Medicine to C. Everett Koop (July 19, 1982) pdf (88,900 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record "Surgeon General's Advisory on Marijuana" (draft) [1982] pdf (160,646 Bytes) ocr (3,656 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from William French Smith, United States Office of the Attorney General to C. Everett Koop (February 8, 1982) pdf (164,606 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 15
Folder Number: 21
Unique Identifier:
QQBCPY
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: July 1982
Folder: Marijuana, 1982 Jul
Transcript:
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
I was intrigued by your letter of February 8 where you stated your concerns with marijuana usage. I have shared your letter with Dr. William Mayer, Administrator, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), and Dr. William Pollin, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse/ADAMHA. Had not been incapacitated with a kidney stone, I would have been back to you before this time with our thoughts on this matter.
A copy of the marijuana report prepared by the Institute of Medicine, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health, is on its way to you. Upon review of that report, you can see the problems it presents in making the kind of statement that you and I would both like to see made. Unfortunately, the media has down played the negative impace of the report.
I will be back to you as soon as Dr. Mayer, Dr. Pollin and I have had an opportunity to discuss this matter in perspective considering other substance abuse among young people.
Sincerely,
C. Everett Koop, M.D.
Surgeon General
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-14
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