Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Dies (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

February 26, 2013 Updated Feb 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (www.incnow.tv) - Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at the age of 96.

As the nation’s leading spokesperson of public health during the Reagan administration, Koop became perhaps the best-known surgeon general in history. He focused America’s attention on the growing aids epidemic and railed against smoking.

He died in his New Hampshire home.

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