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The C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth



The mission of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth is to advance health and well-being through research, education, and policy efforts to protect the public health and prevent disease. The Institute seeks to mitigate threats posed by the unhealthy promotion and use of consumer products, including tobacco, alcohol, and highly processed foods, as well as prescription drugs.

Dr. C. Everett Koop was a prominent pediatric surgeon, a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service, and the 13th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Koop was a pioneer in the field of pediatric surgery, and his contributions include advances in complex surgical procedures, establishment of the nation’s first newborn surgical intensive care unit, and the implementation of a surgical fellowship training program at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koop was a relentless advocate for public health and health education, focusing his efforts on diet, nutrition, and disease prevention, treating these threats as public health rather than moral issues.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

The C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth records

Identifier: DA-698
Date(s): 1981 to 2005
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, reports, studies, briefing notebooks, as well as speeches and lectures by Dr. C. Everett Koop, documenting the activities of the Koop Institute.

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