America's Family Doctor (C. Everett Koop, M.D.)

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 28 min ----- vhs///
  • (Upon Reflection series) Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Dr. C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General and author of Koop: The Memoirs of America's Family Doctor. Dr. Koop speaks of his difficult confirmation hearing, and the history of the office and its state in 1980. He felt that the office should function apolitically but he "lived in the constant discomfort that I wasn't pleasing to people in the Administration." He hopes that he will be remembered for improving the Commission Corps of Public Health, his stand on smoking and his speaking out on AIDS.
  • Topics: (Medicine, Political Science: American, Public Health and Safety)