Dr. C. Everett Koop: His 5 Most Principled Stands

If you walked down the street offering $5 to any passerby who could name the present U.S. surgeon general, chances are that you’d probably end up keeping your money and buying a Starbucks venti latte. But Dr. C. Everett Koop, who died on Feb. 25 at age 96 in New Hampshire, never had that problem in serving as President Reagan’s surgeon general from 1981 to 1989. Maybe it was the flamboyant chin beard, the one that made Koop look like an Abraham Lincoln …