C. Everett Koop M.D. collection
Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Charles Everett Koop (b. 1916) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1937 and received his M.D. from Cornell Medical College in 1941. After serving an internship at the Pennsylvania Hospital, he pursued postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) in 1947. Koop was named Professor of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in 1959 and Professor of Pediatrics in 1971. Koop was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in February 1981, and sworn in as Surgeon General on November 17, 1981. He was appointed Director of the Office of International Health in May 1982. Dr. Koop is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and other professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also holds membership in many international organizations. He is the author of more than 200 articles and books on the practice of medicine.
This is a collection of memorabilia related to C. Everett Koop. The collection includes loose, framed, and mounted certificates, citations, and awards; photographs; magazines and magazine covers featuring stories about or interviews of Koop; posters and placards related to health issues; political cartoons; letters regarding the awarding of honors; and a series of Time-Life videos on health. The collection also includes a copy of Koop and a small amount of publicity material for the book. The certificates and awards are from a wide variety of medical and educational organizations and institutions, from the United States and abroad.
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The collection is open for research.