C. Everett Koop


Title:
C. Everett Koop
Creator:
United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General
Date:
[1980s]
Description:
In this portrait Dr. Koop wears his formal uniform and sits in front of the American flag and the flag of the U.S. Public Health Service. Koop was the first U.S. Surgeon General in a generation to wear the Surgeon General's uniform, a uniform akin to that of a rear admiral of the Navy. He thought that wearing the uniform would help to restore morale and a sense of dignity to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, which the Surgeon General commands and which had been buffeted by personnel cuts and uncertainty about its mission in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Location:
Box: 116. Folder: 25
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy ID:
QQBBSW
NLM ID:
101584930X306
Profiles Collection:
The C. Everett Koop Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information