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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Letter from Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics to C. Everett Koop pdf (73,391 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics to C. Everett Koop
Number of Image Pages:
1 (73,391 Bytes)
Date:
1983-04-04 (April 4, 1983)
Creator:
Shriver, Eunice Kennedy
Special Olympics
Recipient:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Disabled Persons
Exhibit Category:
Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy
Box Number: 23
Folder Number: 18
Unique Identifier:
QQBDBS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: February 1983
Folder: Down's syndrome, 1983 Feb
Transcript:
April 4, 1983
Dear Honorable Dr. Koop:
Thank you for the time spent a few weeks back discussing with Sargent the Atlantoaxial Dislocation condition in Down Syndrome individuals who participate in Special Olympics. Your advice and guidance on this matter has proven to be quite valuable.
I have enclosed the memorandum, policy statement and supportive information which we have sent to all Special Olympics organizations with instructions to carry out the policy by May 15, 1983. I believe that the policy provides proper safeguards for Special Olympics participants with Down Syndrome while still offering the benefits of active participation in sports training and competition. We always want to do what is best for all mentally retarded participants, including those who may have the Atlantoaxial Dislocation condition.
If you have any further recommendations or comments, please do not hesitate to write or call me directly. We can always send "flash bulletins" if you see the need for modification of our policy.
Sincerely,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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