"Speech [to the] Middle Atlantic Health Congress, Atlantic City, New Jersey" [Reminiscence]
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Koop, C. Everett
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Health Care Reform
Speech [to the] Middle Atlantic Health Congress, Atlantic City, New Jersey (May 15, 1990)
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 1990 May 15
Lecture vol. 16 - tab D (Pst SG yrs) May 15, 1990 cover
C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD
Middle Atlantic Health Congress
Atlantic City, NJ
May 15, 1990
This talk is included just for the introductory remarks to give the user of this archive
some idea of the state of the search for quality care in medicine in 1990. The lecture was repeated a number of times in that
same era and appears in this archive under the title of "Issues in Health Care" as for example, May 10, 1990.
Just for historical interest, this was in the days before Atlantic City became one of the casino capitals of the world and
it was losing its position as one of the prime eastern coast cities for medical conventions, because the crime rate was getting
just too high. When two young surgeons were walking on the boardwalk with their spouses and were mugged and killed, an organization
as large as the American College of Surgeons cancelled its next meeting in Atlantic City and has never returned.